Offertory Update 4/26/19
The Lord is risen! As Christ’s disciples, we are called to go forth and spread the good news of His Resurrection. Our parish’s many ministries are examples of how many of you answer that call.
The giving totals below show that our offertory through March 31, 2019 is down approximately $92,000 under our budget. Our ministries require not only gifts of time and talent, but also of financial help.
Please prayerfully consider supporting the work of St. Mary Catholic Parish and School with an increased donation either to the Sunday in pew offertory or by a regular electronic donation through Faith Direct. (To sign up for electronic giving, visit faith.direct/CO765.)
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family and our mission to spread the good news of the Resurrection!
Offertory Totals as of Mar 31, 2019
- Fiscal year-to-date: $ 1,798,000
- Fiscal year-to-date budget: $ 1,890,000
- Previous fiscal year-to-date: $ 1,868,000
Stewardship of Treasure at Work
Donations for the period Jan 1—Mar 31, 2019:
Approximately 10% of our budgeted offertory is contributed to organizations assisting our community or special appeals in lieu of a second collection.
AOD Special Collections:
- Church in Latin America: $800.00
- Retirement Fund for Religious: $3,000.00
- Black and Indian Missions: $800.00
- Catholic Relief Services: $800.00
- Assistance to needy parishioners: $1,173.00
- Priests for Life: $500.00
- Newman Connection: $500.00
- Benedictine College Mission Trip: $500.00
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center: $500.00
- St. Mary School 8th Grade Class trip: $6,000.00
- St. Vincent de Paul Society: $6,000.00
- St. Mary School Scholarship Fund: $30,000.00
Your contributions to our weekly offertory help make the above donations possible.
Archdiocesan Mandated Second Collection:
Ash Wednesday—Eastern Europe: $ 4,649.78
Your contributions to this in pew collection was sent directly to the Archdiocese!
Thank you for your generosity!
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.