Tithing

Stewardship Pledge Weekend  |  November 16-17, 2019  |  Make Your Pledge

We are God’s stewards, not just individually, but also together. Christ Our Light is taking a proactive approach to being fiscally responsible by asking parishioners to commit to a pledge of their financial offering for the 2020 calendar year. Having knowledge of the financial budget for the upcoming year will help Christ Our Light be good stewards of the funds entrusted and plan accordingly the best use of those gifts.

The financial contributions Christ Our Light receives provides exceptional programming such as our faith formation program – FIRE (Families In Religious Education), adult education, sacramental preparation programs, vibrant liturgies, youth retreats and service work. Christ Our Light is also able to place a strong focus on social concerns and being the hands of Christ, where we are able to financially assist those within and beyond our community through outreach, including mission trips, relationships with Great River Family Promise and our sister parish St. Mary’s of Red Lake. In addition to these programs, financial support also pays all operating expenses to maintain our facilities.

Christ Our Light has adopted the biblical tithe model of 10%, with 5% of household income set aside for the parish, 1% for the diocese and 4% for various charities. The charts below will help navigate the financial decision as you make a pledge to the general fund for 2020. For convenience, the charts include various income levels along with monthly and annual contribution amounts at the giving levels of 4%, 5%, and 6%. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding tithing, click here.

During this season of thankfulness, Christ Our Light asks you to show gratitude for our parish through your giving.

Together, we are on the journey to Love God. Live the Eucharist.