We strive to be a stewardship community. All of us: members, frequent guests and visitors, are asked to contribute of their time, talent and treasure to support the many ministries offered here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
Giving of ourselves to the mission of the Gospel is a real and concrete part of our discipleship to Christ. Part of this means supporting church community with your time, talents and treasure. We encourage our members and guests to pray about and consider the many ministries that are offered at St. Thomas. Each fall we provide opportunities for parishioners to inquire and make a commitment to ministries of their interest. We try our best to celebrate the liturgy and devotions of the Church with reverence, beauty and dignity. When we pass the basket during the liturgy, it is a symbolic action that speaks of our total dedication to God and offering ourselves as a living sacrifice.
We spread the Gospel through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, sacramental preparation, and Religious Education programs, both for Adults and Children. We serve the poor and those in need within and outside our community in a variety of ways, including a Christmas Angel Tree, Easter Baskets, and by tithing 10% of our weekend collections to support smaller parishes and religious communities. All of this is our common mission, and when we give, we are giving to support it all.
After prayer and reflection we ask that everyone decide for themselves the amount of sacrificial giving that they can offer, and then commit to that offering each week or each month consistantly.