This Parish was established in 1945, through the commitment of time, talent, and treasure of our founding families. The Parish continues with that same vision even now, as we number more than 700 families, and stewardship is even more important than ever before.
Principle of Stewardship: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church are asked to share their time, talent, and treasure because of their baptism into the Catholic faith, and their most basic call to Christianity.
1. Everything we have is given to us by God. Regarding financial stewardship, we ask parishioners to prayerfully consider giving financially to the parish as they have been given in their lives. A practical goal has been suggested as 5-- 7% to one's parish and 3-- 5% to other charitable causes. Regardless, there should be no minimum or maximunm set amount when it comes to generosity. Conversion of heart can be both irritated and tested when it comes to money matters. Paul's advice still challenges us, as 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 says: The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly , and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. Our parish budget relies on your support. The budget is formed by the Finance Commitee by carrying out the Mission Statement of our Parish and our Archdiocese.
2. The Lord has graced us with time and talents to share with others. There are many ministries in which we may share, ministries outside the Parish as well as those within the Parish. We have many ministries in which our talents are very much wanted and needed. Please consider being involved in at least one of them, as sharing in ministry helps form relationships and bonds us deeper to the Body of Christ, present within each and every one of us.
If you are interested in participating in an organization or ministry, please call the parish office for more information.