Another component of the Finance Council and Pastoral Council is coordinating the Stewardship for the parish. From our very beginning as a parish, St. Patrick was established as a “Tithing Parish.” Ten (10) percent of every dollar given in the general offertory has gone to charity. We proudly continue this today. The pastors of our parish have maintained a wonderful spirit of involvement of the lay faithful. Our parishioners offer their “TIME-TALENT-TREASURE” to benefit others.
Almighty and ever faithful Lord, gratefully acknowledging your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in you and each other. Filled with desire, we respond to your call for discipleship by shaping our lives in imitation of Christ. We profess your gifts gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible manner, share them in practice and love with others and return them with increase to the Lord. We as parish and diocesan leaders, pledge to our ongoing formation as stewards, our responsibility to call our people to that same endeavor. Almighty and ever faithful God, it is our fervent hope and prayer that you who have begun this good work in us will bring it to fulfillment. Amen.