WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP?

Stewardship is a way of saying “yes” to the new relationship with God that Jesus brings us. The acceptance of our belonging to God, our creator, has its greatest indication in the way we live in relationship with one another and with material things. Each year during the fall, Nativity executes a stewardship initiative, during which we invite parishioners to make pledges of prayer, time and talent, and treasure. If you missed this year’s initiative or would like to learn more, please see below details and for the pledge cards.

 

PRAYER

Since stewardship is fundamentally about our relationship with God, prayer is an integral component. Without a committed prayer life, our gifts of time, talent, and treasure become empty gestures. Flowing from serious prayer, however, they become outward signs of our personal encounter with the Living God.

TIME AND TALENT

While we jump very quickly to think about the monetary implications of living out stewardship, they are by no means the only areas of our life where the call to stewardship echoes the call of Christ to discipleship. The use of our time and our talents are also a vital part of living this new relationship that Christ has brought into the world.

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Another aspect of stewardship focuses upon our gift of faith, which has been bestowed upon us by God. To show our gratitude for this gift and to continually exercise this gift, we are called to know our faith, live our faith, and share our faith with those around us.

TREASURE

Stewardship also consists of giving monetarily. As a tithing community, Nativity gives to charity one tenth of the offertory we receive. We invite our parishioners to give in this way as well by pledging a certain amount to Nativity each month or year. We suggest giving five percent, but we encourage you to start with whatever you can give. The other five percent, the so-called ‘second pocket,’ is for all the other needs and charities that appeal to us.


With questions, contact:
Diane Denfeld
d.denfeld@nool.us
303-469-5171, ext. 106

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The best, most reliable way to give is by signing up to give online.

When you participate in online giving, your gift will conveniently be transferred from your bank account or credit card directly to our parish. Among its many benefits, our online giving program allows you to provide consistent support without having to remember your envelopes and to contribute even when you’re out of town.

Because giving is intimately tied to the Mass, however, we still provide envelopes for those who give online, so they are able to actively participate in the offertory each Sunday. 

 

Every year, the USCCB and the Archdiocese of Denver provide a number of special collections to bring to attention many groups and causes that need our support. As a tithing parish, Nativity contributes a given amount from parish tithing for each special collection. In this way, your contributions to Nativity also support the causes listed below, as well as a number of local initiatives. 

 

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2018 special collections

January 6 - Retirement Fund for Religious

January 27 - Church in Latin America

March 6 - Eastern Europe

March 10 - Black & Indian Missions

March 31 - Catholic Relief Services

April 19 - Holy Land

April 28 - Catholic Home Missions Appeal

May 5 - Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

May 12 - Respect Life

June 2 - Catholic Communications Campaign

June 30 - Peter’s Pence

July 14 - Church in Africa

September 1 - Catholic University of America

October 13 - Retired and Infirm Priests of the Archdiocese of Denver

October 20 - World Mission Sunday

November 3 - Archdiocese Seminary Appeal

November 10 - Archdiocese for Military Services Collection

November 24 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development


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