"Our mission of stewardship is to foster a parish-wide spirit of gratitude for God's blessings and to encourage gifts of time, talent, and treasure."
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gifts each of you have received.” (1 Peter 4:10). The U.S. Catholic Bishops have defined a Christian steward as “one who receives God’s gifts gracefully, cultivates them responsibly and shares them lovingly in justice with others, and returns them abundantly to the Lord.” (Pastoral Letter, “Stewardship, A Disciple’s Response”). As Catholic Stewards, we recognize that all we are and all we have comes to us as a gift from God. We commit ourselves to use God's gifts to build up his kingdom on Earth. We pledge our time, our talent, and our treasure to make St. Mary's Cathedral a healthy and vibrant parish, and a place where everyone is welcome to worship the one, true God.
As a Parish Community committed to Stewardship of TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE, we are all asked to reflect prayerfully on the importance of God in our lives, acknowledging the many gifts and blessings we have been given. We pray, reflect, evaluate, and plan our commitment to our parish. We look forward with hope to hearing God's guidance in our lives and where he is calling us to response to the many needs and opportunities in his Church.
The Parish Council is a group parishioners who have been appointed by the pastor to help him guide the parish community. The purpose of the Parish Council is to carry out the mission of Jesus by working with the pastor to enhance the quality of parish life and pastoral activity. The primary responsibilities of the Parish Council are to affirm, review, and support the goals and objectives in line with the Parish Pastoral Plan.
Jerry Schaefer, Parish Council President
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St. Mary's Cathedral Direct Deposit
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The Church mandates that the Parish Finance Council assist the pastor in the administrative responsibilities (cf. Canon 537). St. Mary's Cathedral Finance Council meets monthly to advise the pastor and review the financial status of the parish. The council assists in preparing the annual budget of revenue and expenses according to the Diocesan Guidelines and Accounting Procedures, monitors the budget during the course of the year, and determines appropriate investment policies and internal controls to safeguard the ecclesiastical goods of the parish. The Council also participates in the annual CPA review and report.
Bill Raskob, Finance Council President
This committee is responsible for the parish's formation and education about stewardship of time, talent and treasure. The committee oversees the annual stewardship drive each year, including social events for our donors, the ministry fair, and weekends of personal witness by parishioners. Throughout the rest of the year educational materials are also provided. Committee members are encouraged to attend training seminars provided each fall by the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
Richard Eitel, Stewardship Committee Chair