Parish Support Commitment 2016

September 24th, 2016

It is that time of the year when we begin our Parish Stewardship Commitment.  This has truly been an extraordinary year for our parish.  Continued improvements to our physical building and grounds provides us and our visitors with a welcoming atmosphere to worship as a community.  Parish ministry has increased with more Liturgical Ministers. Many parishioners gave and continue to give their talents to God behind the scenes, helping to maintain our facilities or baking for church functions among others.  Our programs, such as Catechesis which continues to grow and provide our young with a rich faith program, have also flourished. We have been truly blest! Thank you. Be sure to take a moment and thank each other for sharing time, talent and treasure to keep our parish and its ministries active and vibrant.  There is much work still to be done.  We must continue to invest in our parish and our parish life.

We have also been blest by Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy.  It not only helps to remind us of our Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, but that these Mercies are all reflective of our Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Treasure.  Re-visit the Works of Mercy.  They serve to enrich your faith life and practice of Stewardship.

Read the enclosed prayer card and pause to reflect and pray for all that God has given our Parish and you, and how you can repay God for these gifts.  If possible, take another step on your stewardship journey.  Share your talents in a new ministry, spend more time in prayer, and move forward toward the biblical tithe guide of ten percent of your treasure – five percent to the parish, and five percent to other charities.

Our theme this year is “Now is the Time”.  God gives us what we have, all of it.  He shares his love and grace.  Our response to him is our stewardship.  Please complete the Stewardship Commitment form and return it next weekend, October 1st and 2nd which is the feast of our patron St. Therese of Lisieux.  We will renew our baptismal vows and be invited to the font.  A basket will be on the altar near the font, for you to drop off your completed form.  After October 2nd,  you can also drop your completed form at the Parish Office, put it in the collection basket, mail it, or complete it on the St. Therese website.

Now is the Time.

May our gracious and generous God abundantly bless you and your loved one.

In Christ’s service,

The Stewardship Committee

  • Jim Balliet
  • Cathy Bleidorn
  • Tim Graf
  • Jim Holmes
  • Christine Jensen,
  • Mel Mickey
  • Anne Nee
  • Linda Okruhlica
  • Pat Touchett