Take a 1% Step
                              Commit for 2020

Stewardship Weekend

December 2nd & 3rd is our Share With All Your Heart Commitment Weekend. This is the one weekend per year that we talk about making a financial commitment to the day-to-day mission of our church. This year we are asking a very specific challenge for our church community. We propose that each parish household prayerfully consider giving 1% more of their annual income to support the ministry and mission of Our Lady of Lourdes. To take this 1% step, we have developed a tool to help you evaluate your current level of giving and see what adding 1% more to your current giving would mean in actual dollars.


We first evaluate both our current giving and how we might grow it. Using the tool below, input your annual income and your current level of offertory giving to Our Lady of Lourdes. The evaluator will then show you what an increase in your giving would be if you decide to take the “1% Step” and give one percent more of your income to our church and mission.

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Loving God, I come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is a gift from you. In faith and love, help me to do your will. I am listening, God. Speak your words into the depth of my soul, that I may hear you clearly. I offer to you this day all the facets of my life, whether it be at home, at work, or at school—to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy. Give me the wisdom and insight to understand your will for me and the fervor to fulfill my good intentions. I offer my gifts of time, talent and possessions to you as a true act of faith, to reflect my love for you and my neighbor. Help me to reach out to others as you, my God, have reached out to me. Through Christ, our Lord.  Amen.



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