STEWARDSHIP

SHARING THE GIFTS WE HAVE

“How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?” (Psalm 116:12)

Stewardship, quite simply, is recognizing that everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God and being grateful and generous with those gifts.

We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts that God has given us.

Stewardship isn’t a process, or a campaign, or an accounting of our gifts.  Rather, it is a lifestyle rooted in gratitude and generosity.

The whole point of stewardship is to help each other strengthen our relationship with God and get to Heaven!

The foundation of stewardship is prayer – talking and listening to God every day, throughout the day.

Stewardship means putting complete trust in God, in all things.

Stewardship means sharing all of our gifts, especially that one that means the most to you.

By sharing all of our gifts, it helps us keep God first in everything, from putting other “gods” before God.  It helps us live “God-centered” lives and not “self-centered” lives.

Of all the gifts that God gives us, the one he wants the most is our heart.  He wants us to share out of love, not out of obligation.

When we align our thoughts and actions with God’s plan and use our gifts in the way God intended, our lives become transformed with Joy, Love, Mercy and Peace!

We thank all the parish families for their gifts to support God’s work here at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Parish.

Your stewardship defines Canadian Martyrs Parish.  Your volunteer efforts fuel our parish ministries.  Your contributions are our primary source of income.  Please share your blessings and give to God first and abundantly.

Your generous financial contributions to Canadian Martyrs Parish enable us to:

  • Celebrate our liturgy and faith;
  • Provide religious education programs for all ages;
  • Offer sacramental preparation programs;
  • Ensure the pastoral care of the sick;
  • Enhance and cultivate our many and varied parish ministries.
  • Champion parish outreach to the poor and needy in our community;

Ways to Give and Share

1. PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT
This allows us to debit your bank account or charge your credit card on a monthly basis so you’ll never have to worry about bringing envelopes, cash, or cheques. To get started now, fill-out this pre-authorized debit form and drop it off at the Parish Office at your convenience.

2. CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
If you prefer to have contribution envelopes which you can drop on the collection basket during Mass, simply contact us and we’ll have one ready for you.

3. PLANNED GIVING
Did you know that you can also make a planned gift to the parish? Examples would be: naming Canadian Martyrs Parish as a beneficiary in your will, donating a life insurance policy, gifts of registered plans, etc. To learn more, contact us.

4. GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Gifts of securities provide donors with a chance to make a large impact with great tax benefit implications.  To learn more, contact us.

5. CELEBRATE A LOVED ONE
Celebrating a special day or a special person? Make a donation to the parish in memory of a loved one or in honour of a loved one’s special day. Let us know who to send a note to so we can celebrate your generosity.

6. DOUBLE YOUR GIFTS
Many employers will match your gift. Speak to yours today to find out about your company policy.

Contact

Parish Office 403 284 3311
24 Hour Emergency 403 869 7382

Parish Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday  3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Send us an email, if you need additional information.

835 Northmount Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2L 0A3

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