A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Stewardship involves our time, which is one of the greatest gifts God has bestowed to us.
Everyone has time to glorify God.
Everyone has time to help others, especially those in need.
Everyone has time to serve the Body of Christ—the Church.
The Apostle Paul said, “Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (1Corinthians 4:1-2). To be a servant/slave of Christ is to obey Him. To be a steward of His mysteries is to be a caretaker of His trust. To be a good stewards requires us to have faith in God, to trust Him as well.
We are caretakers of not only the Time God has given us but also the Talents and the Treasures He has so richly bestowed on us. We do not own anything. God owns everything and He entrusts us with their care to be used for His glory.
Please put God first by clicking here to make a Stewardship Pledge.
You may also submit a donation online now by clicking below:
(updated November 2019)
|Expenses Based on 2019 Budget|
|Income Based on 2019 Budget|
|# of SSPP Families||2019 Stewardship Goal|
How much should I give in Stewardship?
– We do not have a set amount, or “dues” to be a member of our parish. Each family is asked to give according to their ability, and to Put God First. As a result, the actual amount will differ from family to family, but we do recommend that it is a sacrificial giving, an act and amount you feel as a sacrifice for God.
For further guidance, you can notice that Stewardship accounts for just 52% of our income. If our average family stewardship were an annual amount of $1700, we would be able to support our entire parish budget from stewardship alone.
How can I give my financial stewardship?
– The easiest way to make a stewardship offering is here through our website. You may also make your offering to our parish bookkeeper via credit card or check. More creative ways of giving financial stewardship also exist like the donation of stock, donations from your IRA or many other ideas your financial planner might be able to direct you.
Is it better to give all at once, or spread my annual giving out over the year?
– The most beneficial schedule of giving for the parish is on a monthly basis. This insures a regular and healthy balance in our accounts throughout the year.
For more information, please contact the church office at (847) 729-2235