How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good
God has done for me?
Stewardship of treasure begins not because God has need of our gifts but because each one of us has a need to return to God a truly grateful portion of our time, talent and treasure in thanksgiving for all the blessings that He has given us. The highest motive for giving is our gratitude to God for His many blessings.
How can I be a good steward of my treasure?
- acknowledge that all of my material possessions are gifts from God
- understand that my offering is my “thank you” to such a generous God
- give in proportion to the gifts I have received
- strive to follow the Biblical tithe of 10 percent;
5 percent to the weekly Sunday parish offertory,
1 percent to the annual Diocese of Rockford Stewardship Appeal,
4 percent to other charities of my choice (including second collections, offerings for the poor, etc.)
Endowments & Bequests
Making a bequest to your parish, school, and/or other entities of the Catholic Church is not only a sign of benevolence, but also a mark of your desire to help shape the future. Please see the following sites for more information about leaving your legacy to the Catholic Church:
The 2017 Diocesan Stewardship theme is “The Lord Is With Us.”
If you would like to view the video seen by parishioners in all 105 parishes in the Rockford Diocese in April click on the image below. After you have seen the video please prayerfully consider your contribution to support the many programs and services provided by the Diocese. If you would like your contribution to be made electronically either via credit card or EFT from your savings or checking account, please click on: Electronic Donation