How can I become a good steward?
As good stewards we know that everything we have, everything we are or ever will be is a gift of a loving, generous God. In keeping with the teaching of Jesus, we are called by our baptism to be sharers of our faith, our prayers, our time allotted to us, our talent and our money.
At St. Therese we have many opportunities to live out our faith as stewards of God's many blessings.
First and foremost, we are blessed with the gift of prayer. We have a praying community with daily Rosary and Mass and three (four in season) weekend Masses to gather as a community and worship. There is also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday after the 9:00 AM Mass where parishioners are welcome to spend a few minutes in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Time is also a gift. There are many ways to use your time at home, in your workplace or at St. Therese, for the betterment of the kingdom of God. Check out the bulletin each week or stop by the office to meet with any one of our staff members who can guide you to the person or activity that is right for you. Putting God first with our time is one way to grow as a steward.
Check out the Parish Bulletin. Every ministry and organization is mentioned and the contact person listed. Everyone has been blessed by God with a talent or gift and where there is a talent, there is a way to use it, at St. Therese Church. We invite to reflect on your God given talents and get involved in our ministries. There is a place for everyone to help building our Parish family.
Pray to God, asking for wisdom to understand the truth that your treasure here on earth is a gift from Him. Knowing this in your heart will change your life forever. The giving of your treasure to God as a gift of thanks to Him is a personal gift between you and God. Scripture tells us a tithe, 10% of your earnings, is an acceptable way to give back to God.
About Online Giving!
We are grateful for your support of our Church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. To make e-giving donations to St. Therese Catholic Church please click using this secure website St Therese Catholic Church - NORTH FORT MYERS, FL | Online Giving (osvhub.com) powered by Our Sunday Visitor. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. Please click on "Sign Up for Your New Account" and complete your initial account registration. Thank you!
Reasons to sign up for Electronic Giving:
- No need to write checks or bring cash to church.
- Peace-of-mind knowing that the church is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend.
- More secure than checks.
- All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with date of settlement.
- IT COSTS YOU NOTHING!
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Parish office at (239) 567-2315.