Animal Blessings 2017

Stewardship of Treasure

St. Paul provides a wonderful one-sentence summary of Christian
stewardship: Out of love, place yourselves at one another’s service.

Sunday Gifts:

 
   
Year to Date Goal:
Year to Date Actual:

 
$ 286,557
$ 284,013
$     2,544
 

Ministries & Capital Needs:

 
October Goal:
October Actual: 
$ 56,929
$ 61,640
 

 


Thank You, to all who financially support the parish!  
 

Annual Parish Report:

In her Annual Report, Terry Douglas cited that in the generation of the 1980’s only 20% of them go to church; 51% of them do not identify with any religion. Fr. James Mallon wrote a timely book entitled, “Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission.” Fr. Mallon offers a framework that addresses the core question: What is the purpose of church? He offers a historical perspective as well as solutions that address declining church  membership, especially among younger generations. Fr. Dick and the Pastoral Council’s Five-Year Goals Committee are using “Divine Renovation” as its main resource in setting parish priorities for 2018-2023.

Terry Douglas in her annual financial report asked this question: “What will our parish look like in ten years? Her question stemmed from research that suggests that only 20% of the millenniums attend church Fr. Dick, the pastoral council and staff are already working on goals and implementing programs that embrace this challenge. It is at this time of the year that we ask you to pray about your Stewardship of Treasure that supports our parish mission.

Next Sunday Fr. Dick has invited one of our parishioners, Hugh Blain, to share his reflections..

Online Giving: 

The link to Online Giving is here.  

Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) 

is another option for charitable giving. As provided by Archdiocesan Planned Giving Office, the RMD criteria: (1) Donor must be age 70 ½ or older; 2) Donor may transfer up to $100,000 directly from IRA to qualified charity; 3) Gift may be made at one-time, or
multiple times within a single year (as long as total does not exceed $100,000); 4) Gift may satisfy all or part of required minimum distribution (RMD); 5) Gift may be made at any
time, there is no expiration date. 

Sunday contributions using online giving 
When we do our weekly report on the Sunday gifts, it includes all mail-in bank checks, credit cards and EFT that the parish processes every 12th and 21st of the month, and online giving. Anyone can sign up for online giving by going here. You just need your parish (envelope) ID number to set up an account that you manage. Thank you to all for your stewardship of Treasure.

Planned GivingOnline Giving Button

Please consider St. Francis of Assisi in you will. Thank you!

Learn about creative ways to support your parish and parish school. Please see the Archdiocesan Planned Giving web site.

The Planned Giving web page provides many resources that can help anyone in their estate planning now and for the future. Topics include:

  • Fixed Income for Retirement 
  • How to Choose a Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
  • Help for those drowning in Clutter
  • Identity Theft – Biggest IRS Challenge
  • Tax-Free Sale
  • How to Spot and Protect Against Financial Fraud
  • Will Basics
  • How to find lost insurance policies
 

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Online giving may be done via Our Sunday Visitor site 
 

Archdiocesan Planned Giving Office has a Facebook page listing planned giving workshops, resources, and articles. 

Online Giving

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