Stewardship is a way of life at St. Margaret Mary. It is “what we do after we say we believe” in all aspects of our lives—at home, at work, and at church. Each fall we have an official stewardship renewal using Stewardship Commitment Cards so parishioners can recommit themselves to God through their participation in this parish community. Living a life of stewardship means we live a life of gratitude to God for all the blessings we have been given. We realize that we are merely managers—not owners—of all our gifts, talents, time, and treasure. It is our calling through baptism to become our best selves, as God has envisioned for us, and to help bring about God’s kingdom in the here and now. St. Margaret Mary provides a structure, a community, for living lives of gratitude and stewardship. We are nourished through prayer and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and we are enriched through formation and social programs and events. We have many opportunities through our ministries and committees for service and generosity within and outside our parish community. We invite you to take advantage of the GOOD NEWS to be found here—and to pass it on by the lives you lead. The following are necessary for you to be Good Stewards—active, participating members of our parish community:
- We need you to WORSHIP with us on Sundays (or Saturdays). This is your gift of “TIME”; time in prayer with our God. What a powerful way to show how important God is to you.
- We need you to fill out and turn in your STEWARDSHIP CARDS each and every year to verify that you are still a committed member of our parish. The Parish Staff plans and budgets based on the information from the cards.
- We need you to give of your “TALENT” in our many ministries and committees here at St. Margaret Mary. They are listed with the Stewardship Cards and explained in this Guide Book & Directory. This is how you will become part of the community here, how you will make lifelong friends, how you will help accomplish the parish mission, and help bring about the Kingdom of Jesus.
We need you to give of your “TREASURE” to keep things going. Just as in your own household, there are parish expenses to be paid and priorities to uphold.
At St. Margaret Mary we ask our parishioners to GIVE TO THE CHURCH “OFF THE TOP,” to tithe 10% back to our God out of faith and gratitude by giving at least 5% of the family income to our parish and the remainder to other charities of your choice. Stewardship “as a way of life” is something we grow in. Step out in faith and generosity as you give, and watch how God “repays” you with His blessings and joy.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Lifelong Formation: Jerid Miller, 426-1588 ext 190
Hospitality Coordinator: Amy Bartley
Stewardship Coordinators: Greta Underhill and Sandy McGill