The more we are aware of being blessed, the more we want to express our gratitude. St. Joseph is our patron and the steward of God's greatest gift to us - Jesus, the Christ. Let us model ourselves after his worthy example by being good stewards of the Church which Christ gave us. As good stewards we:
We have a rich tradition of responding faithfully to special collections for missions, the Archbishop's Appeal, etc. We need to extend this tradition to our weekly support of St. Joseph - Honey Creek, our spiritual home. We ask you to prayerfully consider how you can realign your household budget to give back to God some of the first fruits of the financial resources He has given you and your family.
St. Joseph - Honey Creek needs a commitment, or promise, from you to give a portion of your treasure to help pay the bills, pay down the debt for the current church, and budget for future needs, both in facilities expansion and in expanded ministries to parishioners.
Although the first call for Promise Cards was completed in November 2010, you may complete your Promise Cards at any time. If you experience a change in financial status, such as promotion or loss of job, you may submit a new Promise Card.
Your contributions to the church cross a broad spectrum that must be considered when you prayerfully make your decisions regarding the giving of treasure:
How do I begin my personal Stewardship journey?
We always hear that tithing consists of 10% of our income. Certainly that is the ultimate goal and a wonderful goal. Realistically, most of us are trying to increase our giving little by little to reach a higher level. We are encouraged, however, to give proportionately to our income and our blessings and to move up to and beyond 10%. Our initial goal for our parish is for everyone to consider giving at least 5% of their income. If you are not able to currently give that amount, then we encourage you to increase your giving each year until you reach this goal.