PURPOSE - The Stewardship Commission is concerned with the promotion of Christian stewardship as a way of life, and how living out our call to discipleship in service to the Church and her members provides a living example by which the spirit of evangelization is witnessed. (See, Stewardship: A Disciple's Response. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 1992)
The Commission's education responsibilities are to:
• Foster a parish environment in which Christian stewardship as a way of life is understood, accepted and practiced.
• Develop programs that allow parishioners to discern their God-given skills and talents and how they may be put to use in the ministries of the Church.
• Develop family finance study programs based on Scripture and The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
• Encourage parishioners' endowment gifts through distribution of planned giving newsletters, wills awareness seminars and other materials.
The Commission's stewardship responsibilities are to: • Coordinate the process for encouraging parishioners to share their time, talents and treasure in parish ministries, activities and support.
• Plan, recommend, and with Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Council approval, implement actions for the most effective use of parish resources; these resources include parishioners' time, skills and talents, and offered funds.
The Commission's administrative responsibilities are to: • Coordinate the annual parish Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) campaign following guidelines in the Archdiocese of Detroit manual, Catholic Services Appeal: Planning for Success.
• Coordinate all parish fundraising programs and activities in accordance with Pastoral Council and Finance Council approval and in line with overall parish priorities and objectives.