Stewardship

Dear members of Our Lady of the Presentation

Archbishop Robert Carlson has encouraged us to “Begin each day with the following simple prayer:  Thank you, Father, for all your blessings.  Lord, what do you want me to do with all the gifts you have given me?  Listen to God’s answer. He speaks to us--not necessarily in words--in the stillness of our hearts.”

Below you will see the goals of our parish Stewardship Committee.  The following pages will give you a beautiful picture of the Stewardship activities of our wonderful parish – how parishioners have listened to the Lord and shared the gifts the Lord has given them. 

We are truly blessed as a parish!

Goals of Our Lady of the Presentation Stewardship Committee

Encourage all parishioners to become a responsible community of faith, supporting the needs of one another and the life of the parish through the celebration of the Eucharist, prayer, time, talent  and treasure.                                                                                                       

Inspire parishioners to be “faith in action” for the social, environmental and political challenges beyond our parish walls.

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards” (1 Pt 4:10).

  Prayer & Participation

  • 380 families in our parish
  • 27 funerals
  • 3 weddings
  • 10 baptisms
  • 6 First Communion
  • 7 confirmed
  • Autumn tree: 17 families and  42 children received gifts and/or 174 gift cards
  • canned goods donated to our food pantry
  • $4,685.00 donations for the St. Vincent DePaul
  • St. Patrick’s Casserole
  • 101 good pints Blood donated to blood drive

 

  Liturgical

 Weekend Masses

 Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, altar servers, gift bearers, sacristans, adult choir, ushers/greeters

 Daily Mass

 Scheduled Masses for weddings and funerals

 Communion services (Saturday 8 a.m. and as required)

 

Sacramental

 Bi-weekly Sacrament of Penance (Tuesday and Saturday)

 Baptism (scheduled)

 Communion for the homebound and those in nursing homes

 Anointing of the Sick (first weekend of the month) 

 

Devotional

  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (3rd Wednesday of the month)

 Rosary before 8:00 a.m. weekday and after 8:00 a.m. weekend Mass

 Perpetual Help Devotion on Tuesday after 8 a.m. Mass

 May Crowning

 Pentecost Sunday Oneness Mass

 Lenten and Advent Books

 Prayer list

 All Souls remembrance  

 Ashmake

 Stations of the Cross  

 

Social (Parish)

  • Dinners (e.g., Lenten fish dinners, spaghetti dinner, Ash-make and potluck dinner, card parties, barbecues, pancake breakfast)
  • General parties ( block party) (Artigras)                           
  • Turkey trivia
  • Volunteer Award (Mass and reception)
  • Autumn Tree (Christmas gifts for those in need)
  • Pet Blessing
  • Doughnut Sunday/rectory open house  
  • Memorial Brick Courtyard
  • Packets of information mailed out to Catholic families within parish boundaries who are homebound or who have left the church
  • Packets mailed to individuals/families who register as new parishioners
  • Information given to local hotels about  Mass and reconciliation times at OLP
  • Rental of parish hall for receptions after funerals, weddings, and other occasions.

 

Social (Outreach)

  • Mission Sunday
  • Room at the Inn
  • Brother Giovanni and Doris visiting Our Lady of Good Counsel, Veterans Home, Pavilion, Nazareth Living Center
  • PAC, Music-30 students, 13 piano, 18 guitar, voice student, dance lessons, Blues adult students, volunteers tutor students. interns provide free art to students during spring break, Art classes, Art by the Glass. Quilters
  • St. Patrick’s Casserole
  • Blood Drive
  • Pro Life-Baby Bottles, Life Chain, book fair, movie night, donations
  • Rosary and Backpack Collection
  • Vincent DePaul- Giving Tree, Helped 180 households.
  • Tithing
  • ACA       
  • Food Drive-3,723lbs, 105 Coats $150      

 

Organizational

  • Ladies Altar Society I & II
  • Pro Life
  • Vincent DePaul
  • Choir
  • Parish Council
  • Building Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Gardening Angels
  • Heavenly Dusters (Church Cleaners)
  • Quilters
  • Meet and Greet group
  • Money Counters
  • Bereavement Committee
  • Volunteer maintenance, parish work, grass cutting
  • Ladies Auxiliary & Knight of Columbus
  • Church decorators

Educational

Office Management

  • Parish website
  • Facebook
  • Parish bulletin
  • Parish census
  • Online giving
  • Phone App

Lord, thank you for your blessings throughout the rich history of Our Lady of the Presentation. Guide us as we celebrate our gifts through worship, ministry, and loving service. Let your Holy Spirit inspire us with a vision for the future so that many more generations can live, witness, and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ at Our Lady of the Presentation parish.