commitment to parish life

A Comprehensive APPROACH TO stewardship AND ENGAGED MINISTRY

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

St. Paul in his Second Letter to the Corinthians says, "The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." We are constantly reminded in scripture that God will never be outdone in generosity, for example, in the Book of Deuteronomy, "Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake."

When we talk about stewardship, we are referring to three areas: time, talent, and treasure. The word stewardship refers to the Catholic approach to the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered. We are reminded that when we give of our time, talent, or treasure reluctantly nobody wins, especially God. St. Augustine said, "If you give bread and it makes you sad to do so, you lose both the bread and the reward." Whereas the Lord is delighted when a person gives something or gives themselves lovingly and spontaneously. In a variety of ways, we as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, share out time, talent, and treasure to build up the Church and make our world a better place.

 

We embrace this comprehensive approach to stewardship and engaged ministry with four principles:

Cheerfulness - Generosity - Gratitude - intentionality

 

I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your continued commitment in sharing your time, talents, and treasures to our parish. We are truly blessed and grateful to have many parishioners who have given of their time, their talents, and their treasures in building up our parish community. Thank you for your commitment to parish life here at St. Denis.

As always, I welcome your comments and feedback, and once again thank you for your support of me and our community.

May our Lord continue bless you abundantly, our Lady watch over you, and all the saints guide you now and forevermore.

Fr. Stephen Joseph Bruzzese

Pastor

Ways to Give to st. denis

1. Pre-Authorized Debt (PAD)

  • The easiest way to give, automatically debited from your bank account monthly.

  • Set it up once and never forget your offering.

  • Sustained offering for the parish through regular and consistent giving.

  • The debit will take place on the 1st day of each month (or on the next business day).

  • Can be altered or stopped at any time.

pre-authorized debt (PAD) form

Upload VOID Cheque

[Please attach a photo (JPEG) of your void cheque above]

I authorize St. Denis Church to debit my account each month for the above noted amount. I am aware that the funds will be withdrawn from my account on the first day of every month (or on the next business day).

If you would prefer a printed version, please click here, for the form. Don't have a printer? Simply email or call the office and we will be pleased to mail you a form. Once completed please mail to:

St. Denis Church

230 Lake Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 5Z3

2. INTERAC E-TRANSFER

  • Instant offering / transfer of funds from your account to St. Denis’ account. 

1. Log in to your online banking

2. Click Interac e-Transfer

3. Add contact name (i.e.: St. Denis Church)

4. Notify by email

5. Contact email address - donate@stdenischurch.ca

6. Make your donation via your newly set up Interac E-Transfer.

Note: Please put your envelope number in the message line & there is no password required for St. Denis to receive your donation.

3. Traditional Offertory Envelope

  • Mail your offertory envelope to:

St. Denis Church

230 Lake Street

St. Catharines, ON L2R 5Z3

4. Canada Helps - Credit Card

  • Instant offering using your credit card.

Click here to donate now!

Note: Tax receipts are issued directly from CanadaHelps.org

Do you need some help? We are here to assist!
Email us at secretary@stdenischurch.ca or call the parish at 905-685-5911
Thank you and God bless you for your continued generosity.