Time, Talent, Treasure
Stewardship, A Way of Life
All that we have, and all that we are, come from God. Stewardship is a way of thanking God for his kindness, returning to him a portion of the time, talent, and treasure he has given us.
Stewardship of time involves sharing our time with God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving, and caring for the needs of others.
Stewardship of talent involves using our skills to glorify God and to help other people.
Stewardship of treasure involves donating a set percentage of our income to the church and to other charities. As a final act of stewardship, we can prayerful consider bequeathing a portion of our assets to the church.
Christ Our King is a sacrificial giving parish.
Sacrificial giving is a personal matter that involves prayerful discernment. We encourage parishioners to give with gratitude in appreciation for God's abundant blessings. Parishioners are encouraged to tithe the first 10% of their household income to the parish and other worthy charities. The 10% might be divided as 5% for the parish, 4% for charities, and 1% for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.
By the same principle, the parish tithes 10% of each Sunday collection to worthy charities suggested by parishioners. On designated weekends, the parish tithe benefits special collections sponsored by the Diocese.
Suggest a Charity
Suggested charities are evaluated by the Parish Tithe Advisory Committee. Committee recommendations are presented to the pastor for approval. Charities must benefit the greater good without violating Catholic teaching.
Recipient organizations are listed in the weekly bulletin, so that parishioners may see where their support is going throughout the year.
Here is a partial listing of organizations which have received a tithe from Christ Our King: