Support the Parish
Stewardship is a way of life at St. Anselm. It’s the way we share our time, our talent and our treasure with each other and with the community around us. It’s about giving back to God the talents He gave you. And it’s making a small investment and receiving a large return.
There are many opportunities to give back to the parish and to God. Our parishioners are involved in a multitude of activities that comprise stewardship – whether it’s participating in a ministry, serving on a committee, helping the homeless, making repairs to church property, teaching religious education, sharing musical talent, planning a charitable event or giving of their treasure on a weekly basis. Here are just a few examples of creative ways to share:
Our pantry near our kitchen was disorganized and in need of cleaning and organizing. One family volunteered an afternoon to clean, label and organize everything in the pantry. Each item now has its place and is easy to find – making a real difference in the functioning of our kitchen for our events as well as our service-related efforts.
Recently several Boy Scouts working toward their Eagle Scout rank inquired about ideas for a service project to help them attain their Eagle. The main sign at the driveway entrance was in need of upkeep, and one scout took that on as a project, working with his friends and family. Another scout recently refurbished the fencing around the Peace Garden. Both projects came out beautifully, and helped improve the grounds here at St. Anselm.
Another parishioner, noticing that weeds were overtaking a corner of the Peace Garden, hired the landscaper who cares for her family’s yard to remove the weeds. “I’m already paying him to pull my weeds,” she said. “Why not pay him a little more to pull the weeds in the Peace Garden!”
One parishioner just told us of her intent to remember St. Anselm in her last will. She has no family, and wants to help St. Anselm into the future. Her gift will enable us to continue to reach out to the needy.
A friend who truly enjoys her coffee recently told us that her physician suggested eliminating caffeine from her diet. She decided to “offer it up,” and added the funds she would have spent on coffee to her weekly offering – and she’s feeling great.
Do you ever get to Mass to find that you forgot your offering envelope? To simplify the giving process, you can register for Parish Pay, an automated, online way make regular donations to our Parish.
For more details on time, talent and treasure, please contact our Stewardship Committee.