The Joy of Giving! As stewards of your parish and the Diocese of Sioux City, each of us plays a critical role in perpetuating our Catholic heritage.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NJKV)
By taking small steps of faithful giving together we can make a big impact! After all, Jesus taught us that all gifts are from God!
Good stewardship is not only how we manage our finances and our faithfulness in paying God’s tithes and offerings. It is much more than that. In fact, it’s more than just the management of our time, our possessions, our environment, or our health. Stewardship is our obedient witness to God’s sovereignty. One thing stewardship is not…making a one-time act of giving! It is a way of life. Your sharing of your time and talents and your treasure.
Q: I am not sure what steps to take in preparing my will, who can I call?
A: You don’t have to be an expert. Let us help guide you through available options for including the Diocese of Sioux City in your will. Contact Kristie Arlt, Director of Communications and Development, or Jill Foley, Director of Planned Giving and Annual Gifts at (712) 233-7524 to get started today.
Q: I am not able to make a gift at this time, how can I learn more about planning for the future?
A: You can call our office at (712) 233-7524 to request your complimentary Estate Planning Guide. The Guide will allow you to designate beneficiaries whether it be for a life insurance policy, retirement plan assets, cash, stock, grain, farmland or estates are also options for including the Diocese of Sioux City in your future planning.
Q: What are some of the needs of the Church where my stewardship could benefit the most?
A: Leaving a legacy will provide the faith foundation for the all who live of our Diocese through Catholic Charities, Vocations, New Evangelization, education, and much, much more.
Q: I would like to make a gift now. What are the financial and tax benefits?
A: Thank you! Gifts can be made for immediate impact or for long-term impact and can offer many financial and tax benefits. Please call our office today at (712) 233-7524 so we can discuss your particular circumstances and help find ways to ensure your legacy is documented correctly with the help of your tax advisor or attorney.
Finding God through Stewardship
Download the complimentary brochure “A Case for Charitable Giving”
May God bless you for your generosity to perpetuate our Catholic faith to the next generation and your faithfulness to our Diocese!
We, the Bishop and ministers of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Sioux City, declare our mission to nurture the Body of Christ through our Baptismal call to proclaim, celebrate, serve and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10). For more information on Stewardship, please visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website at: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/stewardship/index.cfm
“Jesus asks us also to forgive and to give. To be instruments of mercy because it was we who first received mercy from God. To be generous with others, knowing that God showers his goodness upon us with immense generosity.” — Pope Francis, Jubilee Year of Mercy
Grateful and Generous
Stewardship means giving back to God in gratitude for all He has given us. Giving from our treasure, our money, is a pillar of our faith – just like attending Sunday Mass or participating in parish ministries.
Questions you may be asking yourself…
• When I give money, do I share my “first fruits” or merely what is “left over”?
• Can I increase my offering to my parish by 1% or more this year?
• Can I commit to tithing to build up the Church (5% to support my parish, 5% to the Church and other charities)?
Pray for God’s guidance, keep an open heart, and use the giving guide below to help make your decision.
Thank you for your continued generosity & support.