Monday, February 19, 2018

ACA: Why Give to the Annual Catholic Appeal?

Why Give to the Annual Catholic Appeal? 

Stewardship is a way of life for Christians. It is an attitude of mind and heart expressed in action. We believe that God has given us everything that we have and that we have a responsibility to return those gifts to the Lord with an increase. We serve God when we respond with an open mind and a willingness to give. With one gift, we answer our Church’s call for help, and by doing so, share our faith with others.

We are a Stewardship Archdiocese. Stewardship is the grateful giving of our time, talent and treasure in return for God’s many blessings to us. A true understanding of stewardship begins with taking care of and sharing the gift of time. Stewardship of talent means nurturing, developing and using our God-given abilities for the good of others—our family, neighbors, parish, community and archdiocese. We practice stewardship of treasure when we share our financial resources with our church, archdiocese, community, and those in need.

The Annual Catholic Appeal is a way for Catholics to practice stewardship of treasure by supporting the ministries and services of the Archdiocese so that every parish may have what it needs to be a vibrant spiritual community.

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