Stewardship and Finances

The Pastor's  Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Financial Reports were distributed on the weekend of Dec 27/28. The reports are attached at the bottom of this page for your review. 2015 Electronic Giving Forms are attached for your convenience.
WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP?
Stewardship is defined as our generous response to God for all the blessings we have received in life.  All believers are asked to return a portion of their blessings to the service of the Kingdom, the service of the Church, through sharing their time, talent and treasure.  St. Pius X Catholic Church is a stewardship parish, which means we ask every member of our faith community to generously pledge to support the mission and life of the parish through their weekly offering and through a commitment to a parish ministry, organization, program or activity.

Here are some quotes on stewardship from the Holy Father and the U.S. Bishops:

“The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian. Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent, and treasure.”                                    -His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

“Central to our human and Christian vocations, as well as to the unique vocation each one of us receives from God, is that we be good stewards of the gifts we possess. God gives us this divine-human workshop, this world and Church of ours. The Spirit shows us the way. Stewardship is part of that journey.”   “Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response,” U.S. Conference of Bishops, 1993

SO THEN…..

•Stewardship is a complete lifestyle, a life of total accountability and responsibility acknowledging God as Creator and Owner of all.

•Stewards as disciples of Jesus Christ see themselves as caretakers of all God’s gifts. Gratitude for these gifts is expressed in prayer, worship, offering, and action by eagerly sharing these gifts out of love of God and one another.

•Stewardship is a way of life, a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent, and treasure allotted to us.

•Stewardship is caring. Stewardship is responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure. It enhances our relationship with God and one another.

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”  1 Peter 4: 10

Scripturally, the believer is asked to tithe, to give TEN PERCENT to God. We see the TEN PERCENT broken down in this way: 5% of your time and talent, and 5% of your treasure (sacrificial offering).

Why is this necessary?

Only with the sacrificial offering of all our members, can we ensure that St. Pius X remains a vibrant, active faith community.

With your commitment you can ensure that we are able to meet our financial obligations to maintain our ministries, programs and facilities, pay a just wage to our parish Pastoral Leadership Team, support the needs of the larger Church and assist our brothers and sisters in need.   With the generous commitment of all our members we will be able to meet the challenges and demands of an ever-growing, ever-changing Church and world.


PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL Our parish finance council meets regularly throughout the year to assist the pastor and parish accountant with financial matters, including creating the parish's annual budget, monthly financial reviews, fundraising, parish reporting, capital improvements and long-range planning.  Current members are: Jose Boluda, Patty Garcia, Gary Greening, Mauro Pittaro, and Mike Roth. 

WON’T YOU JOIN US IN THIS JOURNEY OF FAITH? IF YOU DO, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF ALL THOSE WHO WILL BE HELPED AND SUPPORTED THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY.  PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER THE WAYS GOD HAS BLESSED YOU AND THE WAYS GOD CAN CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT OF HIS KINGDOM.  GOD BLESS YOU!


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