Stewardship

How NOT to Ask for Money This Year

Many of the bitter fruits of the COVID crisis can be ignored, at least for a time. But unlike lower attendance, decreased engagement, and smaller reach, parishes can’t ignore the issue of money for long. Bills come due, staff salaries must be paid; maintenance cannot be deferred indefinitely. Giving is down in almost all parishes, […]

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Evangelization | Stewardship

Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

As a part of our current message series on “Life with Family”, we’ve acknowledged that families come in many different shapes and sizes.  They are continuously changing as seasons of life unfold.  Even nuclear families change as kids get older, go off to college, and, eventually, leave the nest to start their own families. Increasingly, […]

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Stewardship

Giving and Thanks

Let us come before the LORD with thanksgiving. Psalm 95 This week we celebrated Stewardship Sunday, reflecting on the blessing our parish is to our members and in the life of the community. As part of the celebration, we invited members and “regulars” to make a financial commitment to the parish for 2020. And I […]

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Discipleship | Evangelization | Stewardship

Mission Weekend

This Advent our message series is focusing on giving and growing in generosity. And in this season and this series we will focus on both. This weekend will bring our annual Missions Weekend, highlighting our partners in Haiti and Kenya, while also supporting our partners in Nigeria. We’re offering the opportunity to sponsor a child […]

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Discipleship | Stewardship | What's new at Nativity

Giving to God…First

Immediately the one who received five talents went and traded with them, and made another five. Likewise, the one who received two made another two. Matthew 25:16-17 Look at that first word. “Immediately.” The first two servants immediately do something with the master’s money that benefits the master. They invest the money, doubling it. Knowing that […]

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