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When I hear the word stewardship I immediately think of giving money. But Christian Stewardship is much more than that. Christian Stewardship begins with the Love of Christ’s message. God gives us precious gifts –the 1st being our life and He adds our talents, abilities, and all our possessions. These gifts are to be used in God’s plan for us. As Christian Stewards we receive God’s gifts gratefully, help them grow and then share them with others thereby returning them to God. Stewardship has to do with our willingness to be a part of the universal church through our parish. Stewardship is sharing our time and talents, our material goods and ourselves to help our parish and our Church. A parish belongs to its parishioners. We have numerous opportunities for each parishioner to give of their time, talent and treasure. We will be spotlighting the different commissions during the next few months and if you feel called to give of you time and talents a contact person will be listed. We also offer Auto-share Giving besides weekly envelopes for sharing your treasures and arrangements for that can be made through Ann Ratliff at the Parish Office 792-2050.
Our Stewardship Commission at Sacred Heart is made up of seven disciples including our Pastor, Fr Reynolds and Stewardship Coordinator, Kathy Hammerly. We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at noon for a lunch meeting. One of our main accomplishments is planning the Annual Appreciation Dinner. Another is coordinating the Annual Diocesan Appeal and last year the Moving Forward in Faith and Hope Capital Campaign for the Diocese. We also initiated several get-togethers for the young couples in the Parish. We attend the Diocesan Stewardship Day sponsored by the Davenport Diocese which features a keynote speaker. Contact our Stewardship Commissioner, Dorothy Bennett 708-269-6296 or Stewardship Coordinator, Kathy Hammerly 792-2050 for any information or questions.
Annual Diocesan Appeal
This financial appeal for the Diocese of Davenport occurs every year. The capital campaign for the Diocese of Davenport (Moving Forward in Faith and Hope) is an extraordinary sort of appeal which might happen only once every twenty-five years or so, and responded to extraordinary needs of the Diocese. The Annual Diocesan Appeal assists the Diocese in meeting the annual budget needs for the operation of the Bishop’ office and of all the personnel who assist at the chancery. This is our opportunity to assist the Diocese in its ministry work. Your participation and generosity will be greatly appreciated.