Stewardship: your gift of time, talent and financial resources
Stewardship as a way of life invites Catholics to offer back to God the “first-fruits” of their lives to support their parish, its programs and associated ministries. Everyone has something to give, and every gift, big or small, is truly a blessing to your church, to your community and a thanksgiving to God. This commitment of your time, of your talent and of your financial resources is important and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church cannot thrive without every member’s personal and financial support. Therefore, we hope that you will pray and carefully discern how you can joyfully support the many ministries and needs of the parish.
Financial giving and donations can be made weekly via parish envelopes, electronically through direct debits from your checking or savings account, through stock transfers, investments, trusts and by simply placing cash in the collection baskets during Mass. We also have parish endowments at the Catholic Community Foundation (http://www.ccf-mn.org/) in funds which provide interest income designated for tuition assistance, youth and faith formation, Catholic Charities, Maintenance and Operations. Another way to show joyful support is to volunteer your time and talent. Please consider sharing your special skills with the church and contact the Parish Office or an individual staff member or parishioner in a leadership position for details about the specific opportunities available.
Parish fundraisers, like the January Thaw are additional events that build community and provide another opportunity to share of your time, talent and of course your treasure. Immaculate Heart of Mary is blessed with many wonderful, generous and talented people – if you are not currently involved and desire to be, any of your parish leadership or staff would be happy to help you get connected and engaged.