Supporting the Work of the Parish
An important part of the practice of the Catholic faith is to support the mission of the church by giving of ourselves: our time, our talent and our treasure. Near the end of each calendar year, parishioners are asked to recommit themselves to the support of the parish for the coming year. Sometimes this is done during the Sunday Mass through an in-pew process. In other years , it is done through a mailing to parishioners.
We take the opportunity to give back to the Lord and to participate in the life of his Church in three areas:
Our social and outreach efforts exist only through the generosity of parishioners who donate their time to work at the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, visit our sick and homebound parishioners, host the parish brunches, assist with office tasks – to name a few.
Parishioners offer their unique capabilities to enhance the liturgy (as lectors, cantors, musicians), to beautify our environment (our grounds, buildings, publications) and to contribute to the temporal welfare of the parish (with expertise in maintenance, financial matters, and so on).
The life of the Church could not continue without the faithful financial support of its members. During the drive, members are invited to consider their current giving and evaluate if they are providing generously for the needs of the parish, the diocese, and the whole Church, and then pledge their giving for the next year. This method of pledged giving enables the parish to plan more appropriately, knowing what resources will be available to support its mission and life.