What is a Steward? Unlike an owner, a steward cares for property that belong to someone else. A steward is a trustee or a temporary custodian who has been given the responsibility for caring and managing the property and for making sure that it yields as much as possible.
Who is a Christian Steward? A Christian Steward is defined as "One who receives God's gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others and returns them with increase to the Lord."
Jesus' disciples and Christian stewards recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom and the 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.
As Catholics, we are called to prayerfully reflect on our baptismal promise to follow Jesus and be an example of Christian Stewardship for others to follow.
Luke 12:32-48 “Wherever your treasure lies, there will your heart be. When much has been given a man, much will be required of him.”
Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, it's no fuss, no bother.
Ø WEEKLY ENVELOPES. When you register as a parishioner at Holy Family, you are automatically enrolled in our monthly envelope program. The monthly envelope packets contain enough envelopes for Weekly Regular Stewardship (general fund), Weekly Debt Reduction (Our Family, Our Faith, Our Future), as well as periodic Diocesan Collections, Holy Day Collections, and Support Catholic Education (to directly benefit Holy Family Catholic School). You can place your cash or check donations in these envelopes and drop them in the collection basket at Mass each weekend.
Ø BILL PAY THROUGH YOUR BANK. You can use your online banking process to send paper checks to Holy Family. Make sure to note your parish envelope number in the memo line of the online bill/check. Please note we assume a gift is for Regular Stewardship (general fund) unless otherwise noted. If you wish to give to both Regular Stewardship and Debt Reduction, please set up two separate payments and note on the Debt Reduction payment that it is for “FFF” (Our Family, Our Faith, Our Future).
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself. More
Retirement Plan Assets
Do you have money saved in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity? Each of these retirement plan assets contains income that has yet to be taxed. Your beneficiaries will owe the income tax at your death, totaling up to 35 percent, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to charity instead. More
Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You'll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially setting up a lifetime stream of income. More
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If you have an existing pledge to Alive in Christ and would like to make an online payment, click here. Please make sure to select “Holy Family Catholic Church” in the “Designation” drop-down box. (note: you can make a donation with or without having a pledge).