Dear St. Joseph Families,
In Catholic education, words such as stewardship, tithing, and charity are expressed regularly, but at St. Joseph Catholic School, we like to provide these terms with proper application.
Stewardship can mean the managing of resources provided by God. Tithing refers to voluntary giving. Charity is the voluntary giving of help. Making a difference in the lives of others so that they may experience the shared love of Christ is something we strive to do through our charitable giving.
Our students will have an opportunity each month to make a difference in the lives of others. The second Wednesday of every month, there will be a collection at Mass for the Monsignor Murray Clayton Fund. This is an important ministry as it makes Catholic education more affordable for a number of families in need. Steward ship is never about how much we give. It is about giving in and of itself.
This is a very important lesson to teach our children. It is a matter that I pray that you will take to heart in teaching to them. The number of families that have benefited from this wonderful fund are numerous and they are all truly grateful. Envelopes should go home on Tuesday for the collection on Wednesday. If your child forgets his or her envelope, they may still give at the collection on Wednesday, September 13th. Have a blessed week.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
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