week 3 Overview

FOLLOW-UP, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, PROMOTION OF ONLINE GIVING 


The purpose of the follow-up weekend is to acknowledge the support of parishioners, share positive remarks submitted online and through the commitment cards, and promote online giving.

 

Be sure to:

  • Thank parishioners for their commitments

  • Read a few of the positive impact statements that were submitted (consider having a member of the parish read the statements)

  • Remind parishioners that there is still time to participate

  • Outline benefits to parish and individual for giving online

  • Encourage online giving and planned giving

  • Commit to keep parishioners regularly updated of the financial status of the parish in a weekly stewardship corner in the bulletin

Mass

sample script 

WKND 3 SAMPLE Script

 

Good morning, afternoon, evening! As you may have heard at Mass the last few weekends we have been actively paving Our Path Forward through our stewardship initiative. We kicked off two weeks ago.  Last weekend we held Commitment Weekend where we collected your thoughtful commitments.

 

Throughout history Catholics have been leaders in generosity, service to the poor, and sharing God’s grace. We feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, poor and vulnerable, as well as provide spiritual guidance to all. As Catholics we understand that giving back is a way of life. 

 

Our parish, our people, embody the true spirit of stewardship, of giving back. I am excited to share with you that we received a wonderful outpouring of support

 

  • Thank you! The great works of our parish would not be possible without all of our combined financial support.

 

  • If you did not have the opportunity to participate last weekend, there is still time!

 

  • I would ask everyone who is able to consider setting up your sacrificial gifts online. Giving online is easy, convenient and safe. It is a great way to continue to support our mission even when you are unable to attend Mass because of vacations, illness, unexpected life events, etc…

 

  • For those who are already using online giving – thank you for contributing regularly online, which has contributed to the stabilization of offertory. Please take a moment to log into your account and increase your gift.

 

Thank you for your commitment to our parish and to our greater mission. I commit to keeping you updated about our success with this effort and the stewardship of our parish. There will be a weekly/monthly update in our bulletin in the Stewardship corner. A place in our bulletin where we can celebrate our Path Forward and see how our contributions impact our parish.