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We want to THANK those good stewards who pledged their support to the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Annual Catholic Appeal and helped us to EXCEED our 2020 Combined Archdiocesan/Parish Goal!! As of September 18th, we pledged a total of $112,077!!
WAYS TO GIVE TO THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
CAN YOUR GIFT BE DOUBLED?
Many companies MATCH gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal! Check if your employer has a Matching Gift program and help your parish maximize their Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate! Once your payment has been received OR pledge has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions. (tax ID# 91-0778147)
NUMBER OF COMMITMENT CARDS RETURNED: 0
PARISHIONERS MAKING A COMMITMENT OF TIME: 0
PARISHIONERS MAKING A COMMITMENT OF TALENT: 0
PARISHIONERS MAKING A COMMITMENT OF TREASURE: 0
AMOUNT PLEDGED THUS FAR: $0
What is Christian Stewardship?
Everything we possess is a gift from God, freely given to us for our good; this is a fundamental of our faith that is reiterated many times throughout Scripture. Stewardship is respecting and sharing our resources as an expression of gratitude to God for these gifts. It reminds us that we are the administrators, not the owners, of our assets. This gratitude should be a way of life, not simply a task that has a beginning and an end. Christian Stewardship calls us to share a portion of these gifts–our time, talent, and treasure–in gratitude for the abundant generosity we have received, so that the Good News of Jesus Christ may be shared with those who do not know Him.
Thank you to ALL who participated in the Stewardship renewal of Time, Talent, and Treasure! Your generosity and commitment to building up God’s Kingdom right here in our parish and our community is a wonderful testimony of your Christian Discipleship! We pray that God will bless your generosity and commitment to Stewardship as a way of life!
Online giving is also now available! Please visit our online giving page to make a gift of your treasure.
Stewardship of money / possessions (our treasure) is one of the simplest ways to give back what we have been given. Like all things we posses, our money and material possessions are gifts from God that are meant to be shared. By giving our money to individuals and families in need, to the Church, and to other worthwhile charitable organizations we enrich our soul and give thanks to a loving God for our many material blessings.
In thanksgiving for God’s gifts, each household at the Proto-Cathedral is encouraged to give proportionately to our income and our blessings, and to move up to (and beyond) the 10% biblical tithe:
5% to the Proto-Cathedral and 5% to other needs of the Church (Annual Catholic Appeal, Peter’s Pence, Mission Sunday, etc.).
This can be done as simply as through the Sunday offertory collection.
For more ways to steward your treasure, please contact us.
Remember, your parish is the nonprofit community that helps you carry out Christ’s mission.
The St. James Collegium Musicum, a professional choir which serves the parish of the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver, is seeking
BASS staff singers. The Collegium Musicum focuses on sacred polyphony and Gregorian Chant, as well as other quality forms of sacred music within the Liturgy, celebrated in the great acoustics of the gothic church building. The ensemble sings the weekly principal Sunday Masses at the Proto-Cathedral, as well as all Solemnities and Holy Week liturgies. Those interested should possess excellent sight reading skills, a basic knowledge of the polyphonic performance style, and a passion for quality music. All liturgies and rehearsals are compensated. Applicants can email Director Scott Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Recordings and music can be found at www.protocathedral.org/sacred
Auditions for non-paid singers in any section are always welcome.
My Beloved Spake – Music inspired by the Song of Songs
On Sunday, April 26th at 7:00pm, In Mulieribus of Portland will present a sacred concert at the Proto-Cathedral with music by Dufay, Durufle, Monteverdi, and Ivan Moody. Ticket information can be found at www.inmulieribus.org