Stewardship of God’s Gifts
Individual households in the parish are called on to steward wisely the gifts they receive from God. St. Benedict Parish is responsible for doing the same with the gifts of time, talent, and treasure it receives from our parishioners.
The mission of the St. Benedict Finance Council is to assist the Parish Director in supporting the goals of the various Parish Councils and Ministries of St. Benedict Parish through forward-looking financial planning, prudent budgeting and exercising due diligence on proposed and ongoing expenditures. The Finance Council will protect the financial assets of the parish by providing investment oversight and expense review/approval and by assuring adherence to applicable policies, practices and procedures of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
The St. Benedict Finance Council members are:
- Deacon Lynn Sherman (Parish Director)
- Eric Lustig (Chair)
- Joe Bauer
- Larry Besch
- Patrick Dolan
- Peggy Horrigan Ries
- Jeff Klimek
- Brent Suerdieck
The State of St. Benedict Parish’s Financial Affairs - Our Current Realities Presented November 1, 2015
The Finance Council presented a summary of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The document is available here.
Gratitude, Foster Our Connection to God
What is Gratitude? It is the foundation of all other virtues. It helps us focus on others rather than ourselves. It allows us to look at what we have rather than on what we don't have. It is transformational (helping us to move towards new and higher ways of being and relating) rather than conservational (encouraging us to hoard what we have, both spiritually and materially).
Read Deacon Lynn's reflections on gratitude here.
Take the Gratitude Survey here.
Review Your Gratitude Survey here.
Offertory validators count the weekly collection immediately following Mass. Two validators are needed for each Mass. Validators serve for a one month period.
Are you interested in being a validator? If so, we welcome your assistance. We have openings in our 2016 calendar year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Peggy Horrigan Ries after Mass or here.
Substitutes are available to serve on an as needed basis. Please contact a substitute or a member of the Finance Council if you are unable to serve during your scheduled month.
Kevin Klein & Open