GENEROUS HEARTS STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION educates, engages, and inspires St. Matthew parishioners to prayerfully discern and use their God-given gifts in our thriving faith community; to create a culture of gratitude and care for God’s gifts; and to help others nurture their personal journey with the Lord. Amy Stimpson, Chair.
Annual Stewardship Report is a way for us to tell the stewardship story of our parish. This report describes the many areas where parishioners share time and talent, and it also includes the annual financial report. This report usually comes out in the fall. Jennifer Bruce
Children’s Stewardship promotes the idea of forming Generous Hearts from an early age. Children’s envelopes are available on a table in the narthex. Children are encouraged to turn in their envelopes at the offertory by placing them in the baskets that are passed in the pews. The envelopes encourage the children to reflect on ways they have given of their time, talent, and treasure. Families are encouraged to talk about ways to give back to the Lord. Jeni Lengerich Pleiss, 317-257-4297, ext. 2215
Parish Stewardship Campaign: “Answering the Call” is the parish stewardship renewal program. Marie Carson
Stewardship Education helps to inform and educate our parish on the many aspects of stewardship, namely time, talent, and treasure. This education is achieved through weekly Generous Hearts Thoughts, Taste of St Matthew Ministry Fair, and periodic presentations and workshops. Amy Stimpson
United Catholic Appeal is conducted in the fall. This is a time for education and commitment of your personal stewardship to support the work of the archdiocese. The important work includes fostering Catholic education and faith formation, encouraging vocations by educating seminarians and deacons, providing retirement benefits for our priests, and caring for people most in need throughout the archdiocese.
Welcoming Committee establishes outreach practices to make St. Matthew a warm and welcoming parish. Includes greeters at Masses and the monthly “First Saturday” Happy Hour. Jim Barbar