Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Stewardship

What is Christian Stewardship?

A steward is someone who takes care of what belongs to someone else, like an administrator or trustee, not an owner.  Christian stewards recognize that everything really belongs to God - everything we are and everything we have - and that God will hold us accountable for how we use the many gifts He entrusted to our care. If we truly believe this and experience a conversion of heart, we can't help but respond with profound gratitude. This gratitude is expressed in our celebration of the Eucharist (the very word means thanks) and in the way we live our everyday lives.

What does it mean to live the Stewardship way of life?

The Stewardship way of life is a biblically based Catholic spirituality. Living each day as a good steward means answering our own personal call from Jesus Christ to be his disciple; following his example of loving service to others. In their Pastoral Letter "Stewardship: A Disciples Response", the US Bishops describe a Christian steward 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." 

Gifts from God are not meant to be hoarded or kept only for our own use, but to be shared with others so everyone has a share in God's abundant graces. 




We really want to hear from you!


If you have any questions about Stewardship and ways to share your Time, Talent & Treasure with our Parish Family, please contact Maryann Haskell, Trustee and Stewardship Chairperson at 399-6706.

Annual Financial Report for July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

At all Masses the weekend of October 22/23, 2016,
Tom Bigos, a member of our Finance Committee, presented to the parish our annual Financial and Statistical Report.  Hard copies of the report were made available for all.


Click to view/print the Annual Report and Commentary


The Members of our Finance Committee are: 
Fr. Jerry Gingras, Pastor; Trustees: Maryann Haskell and Dan Sliva; Tom Bigos; Patrick DiCaprio; Richard DiDonato; Derek Hayden; Joe Pericone; Karen Ronca; Al Smrstik

Did you miss Mr. Bigos' finance talk?  Listen below
financial talk 2016
0:00/9:08
Text version of the finance talk
can be read here.

What is electronic or E-Giving?

E-Giving is an offering program for our parishioners who are given the opportunity to sign up to have their offering conveniently and securely transferred from their credit card, checking or savings account into the church's bank account every month.

 
 

Use this authorization form to sign up for E-Giving - form should be printed, completed and sent to the Parish Office

 
Hospitality Weekends

Please join us for Hospitality in the Gathering Space following all Masses the first weekend of the month. Hospitality is coordinated by our Welcoming Committee and new volunteers as always needed.  If you are interested in assisting with hospitality, please contact Julie Ashcroft at  

Visit the PARISH PHOTOS page to see pictures from past hospitality weekends - Good Food, Good Friends, Good Fellowship - please join us !

Stewardship Prayer

God my creator, You made me all that I am and gave me all that I have.
Help me show my gratitude by using these gifts to serve others in your name.

Jesus my Redeemer, you taught me the way to eternal life by your example of loving service to others, Grant me the courage to respond to your call to Discipleship by following in your footsteps.

Holy Spirit of God, be with me as I choose each day to put you first in my life.
Let me be a model of Christian Stewardship so others will come to know you through my actions.

I pray, dear Lord, that you open the minds and hearts of all the men, women and young people of our parishes, that we may joyfully accept your challenge to be good stewards.

Amen