Working under the direction of the Parish Pastoral Council, members are responsible for the promotion of Christian stewardship as a way of life. They are responsible for assisting parish members to grow in an understanding of how living out our call to discipleship in service to the Church provides a living example by which the spirit of evangelization is witnessed.
The Stewardship Commission’s education responsibilities are to:
- Foster a parish environment in which Christian stewardship as a way of life is understood, accepted and practiced.
- Develop programs that allow parishioners to discern their God-given skills and talents and how they may be put to use in the ministries of the Church.
- Develop family finance study programs based on Scripture and The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
- Encourage parishioners’ endowment gifts through distribution of planned giving newsletters, wills awareness seminars and other materials.
The Commission’s stewardship responsibilities are to:
- Coordinate the process for encouraging parishioners to share their time, talents and treasure in parish ministries, activities and support.
- Plan, recommend, and with Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Council approval, implement actions for the most effective use of parish resources; these resources include parishioners’ time, skills and talents, and offered funds.
The Commission’s administrative responsibilities are to:
- Coordinate the annual parish Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) campaign following guidelines in the Archdiocese of Detroit manual, Catholic Services Appeal: Planning for Success.
- Coordinate all parish fundraising programs and activities in accordance with the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council approval and in line with overall parish priorities and objectives.
For more information please contact Anne Marie Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-646-2686 x4004.