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.
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.
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 518-399-6706.
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.
Financial Update from Fiscal Year End 2019, 2020 and first half of 2021
financial results for the years 2019, 2020 and the 1st half of year
2021 are summarized above. Remember, our
financial year begins on July 1, so the 2021 column represents the 6 months
As expected, the pandemic has had a significant impact to our receipts. Weekly collections are down and income from other sources are down. Many of you have switched to e-giving and many of you are mailing your envelopes to the rectory. Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to manage the drop in receipts.
A significant reduction in major projects and a watchful eye on other expenses has allowed us to end the first half of our 2021 year in an almost breakeven position. Some of the expense reduction has happened as a result of fewer activities at our campus. However, facilities must be maintained. Boilers are still operating even if we are not fully open. Roofs still are impacted by normal wear.
Thank you for continuing to support your church. Please consider switching to e-giving if you have not already done so and remember to keep paying your pledge to Re-igniting our Faith.
Tom Bigos (lead), Finance Committee
The Members of our Finance Committee are:
Fr. Jerry Gingras, Pastor; Trustees: Maryann Haskell and Frank Zilinskas; Tom Bigos; Patrick DiCaprio; Richard DiDonato; Derek Hayden; Matthew Melsert; Joe Pericone; Karen Ronca; Al Smrstik
Hospitality Weekends (currently on pause due to Covid -19)
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 !
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.