Can You Help?
If you would like to volunteer to help others during this difficult time, please contact Linda at email@example.com. We are all in this together. Thank you!
What Should I do with My Weekly Offering?
Are you wondering what to do with your weekly parish offering during this time that we are unable to assemble for Mass? We have an answer! First, this is the perfect time to consider online giving. You can sign up to give electronically at Faith Direct (faithdirect.net), using parish code CO765. If you are giving via check or cash, you may drop your offering in the designated box in the church vestibule, or you may bring it by the parish office.
The current health-related crisis is likely to result in considerable financial strain on parishes around the country, including St. Mary. Please remember that while our lives and routines are being disrupted, parish expenses and bills continue as normal. We assure you that we will be extra-careful with our spending during this time of crisis, but please keep in mind that the parish is completely dependent on your continuing generosity.
Thank you for all you do to support your parish!
You can make a one-time donation using the button below.
Our annual Gift of Treasure Campaign is now finished. As of 2/24 we have received 694 pledges for a total of $1,670,887. Thank you for your generous response to God’s call!
Though the campaign is over, you can always begin giving or update your gift at any time. Have you considered online giving? Check out the Faith Direct button below!
REMINDER FOR FAITH DIRECT GIVERS – if you changed your pledge amount, don’t forget to log onto Faith Direct and double-check or update your auto-payment amount to match your pledge by the end of December. St. Mary staff can’t change your pledge amount.
What is a Stewardship Parish?
You might ask “what is a Stewardship Parish? A Stewardship Parish gives back a “tithe of the tithes.” This means that we make sure that 10% of the offertory (or tithes) we receive from our generous parishioners is given back to God in gratitude and thanksgiving. We give our tithes (from your tithes) all year long to various worthy causes. In return, we limit the amount of fundraising that happens on our campus so that you are not constantly bombarded with second collections and “asks” for money. In this way, we are able to focus on the Word of God and Jesus in the Eucharist without the distraction of being solicited for donations during our sacred time with the Lord.
God asks only for a tithe, or a tenth, in thanksgiving for what he has done. But what should you give? He asks us to give of our time, talent, and treasure, not because he has a need for these gifts, but because he knows that we need to give for our own happiness. Then, when he sees our response in love, he gives us even more of his love and grace. So, what begins as a gift from God, becomes a gift to God, and results in a greater outpouring of love and grace from God.
The Stewardship categories of Time, Talent, and Treasure underscore the four core values of an authentically lived Christian life: identification with Christ, trust in God, gratitude toward God, and love for God and each other.
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