Stewardship of Charity

 

 

STEWARDSHIP OF CHARITY EVENT 

As part of Immaculate Conception Parish’s Full Stewardship of Spirituality, we will be holding our annual parish “Stewardship of Charity” event beginning with nominations on Jan. 22, 2023.

Each year we designate 2% of our previous year’s collections to be given to various charitable organizations that serve the poor with work that is consistent with Catholic moral teaching. We would like to help as many organizations as possible, so no one charity will receive more than 10% of the fund and any group already regularly supported by our parish (ex: envelopes or special events) will not be eligible. Parish members will have the opportunity to nominate their favorite charity

This is an opportunity for parishioners to get involved in parish gift-giving by nominating their favorite charities to receive a donation. One nomination per family may be submitted electronically on the parish website, or on paper forms that will be provided in the gathering space and parish office. Please be prepared to submit the name, mailing address, email, and phone number of the charity you are nominating by 4:00 pm, Feb. 6th, for consideration.   Any charity that was nominated in previous years may be nominated again

If you do not have a charity to nominate, you can still participate in the voting process which will help decide where the parish funds will be allocated. This is an excellent opportunity for all ages to get involved in actively giving. Gather your family members and decide where your 10 votes will go.  This voting will also take place on the parish website or with paper forms available in church and the parish office for those who prefer paper.

Help make a difference in the lives of those in need!

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10

PLEASE SEE THE RULES AND TIMELINE FOR THE EVENT BELOW

STEWARDSHIP OF CHARITY RULES

  • Any parish member that has completed their current year stewardship commitment form may submit a nomination. (one per family)
  • The nominated charity is to be one that helps the poor and whose mission is consistent with Catholic moral teaching. There are no restrictions against nominating charities that have previously received donations. See the next slide for ineligible charities which are already supported by the parish
  • Each household will have 10 votes (no proxies). No household may cast more than 5 of their 10 votes for any one charity.  After the votes have been tabulated 2% of the previous calendar year’s collections will be distributed proportionally to the number of votes received. 
  • No one charity may receive more than 10% of the total amount.  If a charity exceeds that limit, its excess contribution will be distributed among the other nominated charities proportional to the number of votes those charities received.

2023 Timeline

1/20 Nomination Forms added to the website

1/21 Bulletin Cover

1/22 Nominations officially start

2/6  Nominations end at 4:00 pm

2/8  Staff Reviews & approves nominations

2/14 Approved organizations added to the website for parish viewing

2/19 Voting forms add to the website

2/19 Voting officially starts

2/20 Voting ends at 4:00 pm

2/24 Results will be available at 4:00 pm

THERE WILL BE PAPER FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH AND THE PARISH OFFICE.

LIST OF CHARITIES INELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION

(These charities are already supported by the Parish)

  • Black & Indian Missions
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Catholic Communication Campaign
  • Catholic Home Missions Appeal
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal
  • Collection for the Needy (Christmas)
  • Gibault Catholic High School
  • Holy Land (Good Friday)
  • March for Life
  • Newman Center at SIU
  • Peter’s Pence/Holy Father
  • Retirement fund for Religious
  • Rice Bowl
  • Seminary Education
  • Raymond Parish (Sister Parish)
  • Vincent de Paul
  • Thea Bowman School
  • The Messenger
  • World Mission Sunday/Propagation of Faith