OFFERTORY and Stewardship
Each year, Immaculate Conception Parish asks you to make a financial commitment to the operations of the parish. This offertory commitment is not just about electricity, building maintenance and salaries; equally important is funding to fulfill the ministry and mission of the parish to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to others. Without ministry and mission, Immaculate Conception Parish will cease to exist.
Your offertory commitment reflects your intended support for the parish over the next fiscal year. As you discern your level of commitment, we challenge you to consider increasing what you give and giving from off the top rather than what is left over. As St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly, you are doing the impossible.” Over the course of three, five, or even 10 years, your total charitable giving should be in line with what God commanded of Moses: tithing, or giving 10% of your income to the church and the poor.
Immaculate Conception Parish takes pride in being faithful stewards of the hard-earned dollars you share via your offertory giving; ensuring funds are budgeted in a meaningful way to support the parish’s areas of focus: worship, education, faith formation, social concerns and community life. No single commitment is too large or too small: the bottom line is to be as generous as possible, trusting in God’s providence to provide for your financial needs.