Why do I need to use my envelopes?
By using your envelopes, you help the parish in prudent administration of the annual budget. It helps in directing contributions to specific purposes and allows us to make our contributions responsibly.
Can I write one check and let the church decide where to divide the funds?
Your donation cannot be divided for you. You can, however, write one check and on the envelope specify what funds you would like your contribution to be directed toward. Otherwise, all contributions will be applied to the Parish Stewardship Offering.
How much should I give?
The Church teaches that each person, according to his or her means, is to give so that there will be an “upbuilding of the Body of Christ.” This is an opportunity for us to return gratefully a portion of our financial resources. Scripture says “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10). For some, a tenth may be too small, for others impossible, for everyone too arbitrary. It is according to the conscience of each of us to do all he can.
How is the Diocese of St. Augustine and Diocesan programs funded?
Each year our parish shares a percentage of all money collected with only a few exceptions. The Diocese is sent this “sharing” quarterly to support the Diocese staff and all programs administered at the Diocesan level.
What does each envelope in my packet do?
For more information, contact St. Catherine Administration Office,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 264-0577