"Jesus' disciples and Christian stewards recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom, and source of all things. We are grateful for the gifts we have received and are eager to use them to show our love for God and for one another. We look to the life and teaching of Jesus for guidance in living as Christian stewards...Stewards of God's gifts are not passive beneficiaries. We cooperate with God in our own redemption and in the redemption of others." (To Be a Christian Steward, A Summary of the U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, 1992)
Because we have given in many different ways, including financial resources, we experience the Living God here on earth. Giving from your treasure will provide for the growth of self and church. You may ask, “How much am I expected to give?”
Determining the correct and fitting commitment should be a family activity; carefully considered and prayed about to determine what is appropriate. By doing so, we can truly acknowledge that we are committed to and trust in our Lord, the giver of all that is good.
Often, in discussing stewardship, references are made to biblical tithing (giving 10% of income). In the past, it has been suggested that proportional giving could be based upon giving a percentage of the family’s taxable income to meet the growing needs of our parish. We have been challenged to increase our giving with a possible goal of setting aside:
- 8% for St. Monica Parish
- 1% to the Archdiocesan programs
- 1% for other worthy charitable actions
To give online, please visit Faith Direct. One-time and recurring options are available.
Other opportunities to give
- 2017 Annual Catholic Charities Appeal
Jesus calls us to take our cross and follow him. Helping others with their crosses or burdens in life is something that Catholic Charities does by helping others daily in your name. Donate to Catholic Charities at givetocc.org to support the annual appeal.
- 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal God's Light Shine Through Us
The Annual Catholic Appeal, in addition to meeting the financial needs of our Church, calls one another to actively practice our faith.
- Seminarian Fund
For those answering God’s call to the priesthood, both conversion and patience are an essential element in their response. Only through your generous giving are we able to fund the education and formation necessary to prepare the men who will one day lead our parishes.