Stewardship: Mission Statement
- Relying on the U.S. Bishops' statement: Stewardship, a Disciple's
Response, the team will foster and promote the Church's understanding
of stewardship as a way of life, which is not optional but rather central to
our baptismal calling.
- Volunteer membership with an expectation of a minimum 2-year commitment to
- Persons with the following traits:
- Stewardship is already a way of life at some level.
- Personal stewardship is exercised and is motivated by gratitude for
- Have the ability to make the goals of stewardship viable for
- Belief in accountability exercised by reporting to parishioners on all
aspects of the parish stewardship efforts.
- At least two ISU students.
- At a meeting prior to July 1 each year there is a discernment of team
Chair and an ex-officio voting member to the Pastoral Council.
- To foster a sense of belonging to and "ownership" of the parish.
- To provide education about stewardship to parish leadership/committees and
to all parishioners.
- Distribute an annual "stewardship report" to all parishioners.
- To collaborate with the Pastoral Council in assessing the stewardship
needs of the parish.
- To promote the stewardship of treasure of all parishioners by:
- Working with the parish finance council to sustain the financial health
of the parish.
- Coordinate an annual Sacrificial Giving Appeal, as well as promote an
electronic giving option.
- To promote the stewardship of time and talent of all parishioners.
- Provide an annual appreciation event for all people who offer their time,
talent, and treasure.
- Coordinate an annual promotion and celebration of parish ministry.
- Assess and evaluate, on a regular basis, the need and effectiveness of a
parish census & a Time & Talent survey.
- To evaluate the parish stewardship efforts on a regular basis to ensure