Types of Financial Support You Can Provide and Their Priority
#1 Annual Parish Stewardship and School Annual Fund Campaign
The first priority in any parish is in tithing and giving to the operations of the parish and school, community outreach programs the parish is involved in and facilities maintenance. This focus is included under the Annual Parish Stewardship and School Annual Fund Campaign. This campaign takes place every year in the fall and is the opportunity for parishioners to make a financial pledge as well as commitments to time, talent and prayer.
#2 Catholic Stewardship Appeal and Combined Collections
The second priority in any parish is in tithing and giving to the poor, enhanced outreach programs, education and Catholic opportunity. One of the ways parishioners can do this is through the Catholic Stewardship Appeal which takes place in February of each year and focuses on Archdiocese Catholic Ministries. Another way is through the Combined Collections in April and November each year. April’s collection is for US Catholic Ministries and November’s is for World Catholic Ministries.
#3 Love One Another Campaign
The third priority in any parish comes from a “Philanthropic Contribution” or an “Above and Beyond” your regular giving. This would be the “Love One Another” campaign which includes the parish capital campaign. The Love One Another campaign’s mission is to meet the growing needs and the future needs of the Church that are beyond daily operations.