Notre Dame Catholic Church


Yes! It's about giving . . .
but not just what you might think.
Read on.
It's about giving back to God
the many things He's given to us.
Yes, it is "A Way of Life"

"Peace is my
farewell to you,
my peace is my
gift to you;
I do not give it
to you as the world gives peace."

John 14

Oftentimes we think that the things of this world will bring us peace or joy. As we search for joy, the modern world wants us to think that materialism is the ultimate measure of peace and happiness. God's peace is not measured by the standards of the world. We have heard the word "peace" when someone talks about sacrificial giving and of sharing time and talent with the church. There is a special grace, God's gift of peace, bestowed upon those who give of themselves for the benefit of others. This peace cannot be measured.

Everything that we have while we are here comes as a gift from God. Because we love God, we gladly dedicate these gifts to God's service. We seek no "rewards" for our stewardship; we do it with the joy of serving God.

With Our Time

When God gives us life, we don't know how much time we have to use that life. But, whatever time we have is a gift from God, and we must use it wisely in every activity throughout the day.

With Our Talent

The Bible tells us that if we use our talents wisely, we will be better able to use them and will develop others -- but if we don't we may lose even those talents we do have.

With Our Treasure

Giving money to the Church is a symbolic act  - the offering of ourselves in service and devotion to God. Giving is a practical matter, too, because the offering makes it possible for the Church to pay its bills and carry out its mission in Christ's name.

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