“…the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
To love in the way Saint Paul writes to the Christians at Corinth, when he says, “…the greatest of these is love,” means we can’t live without compassion for others. Love and compassion are not expressed only in our offerings of money and other support. Love and compassion are not something we give in order to receive something in return. Love is what we are called to give, because all God has given us is a gift of His never-ending love.
SSPP Stewardship Mission
The mission of the SSPP Stewardship Ministry is to inspire joyful, generous, and sacrificial giving of our Time, Talents, and Treasure to care for God’s House — our first home — and for one another through Christian love.
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 ensures a regular and healthy balance in our accounts throughout the year.
For more information, please contact the church office at (847) 729-2235