It Only Takes a Spark . . .

Saint Agnes Parish Community

2018 Stewardship Renewal

Our 2018 stewardship renewal theme is a simple phrase.  Yet, it challenges each of us to consider the impact we are making – or are willing to make – in our Saint Agnes faith community and beyond.

In Matthew’s Gospel, we learn about the Sermon on the Mount.  It is the longest piece of teaching from Jesus in the New Testament and begins with a very recognizable portion of Scripture, the Beatitudes.  Why do they strike such a chord with us?  Is it because we learned them as children?  Or perhaps it is because the succinct and strikingly clear teachings form many of the foundational planks of the Christian way of life.  Our stewardship theme asks us to consider a directive Jesus gives after outlining the Beatitudes.

You are light for the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house.  In the same way your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:14-16

More than 2,000 years later, Jesus’ words still hold great meaning.  They also continue to challenge us as people of faith.  It isn’t enough to be a spectator.  We are called to action – to do good in a way that people see it.

At this time of stewardship renewal, please consider the needs of our Saint Agnes Community as well as how your time, talent and treasure can help meet those needs.  Are you willing to stretch beyond what you have always done and try something new?  Are you willing to be the spark?  Will you allow God to use you as a light for the world?

Stewardship renewal is our opportunity to say “thank you” to God by committing to share a just and fair portion of our time, talents, and financial blessings to continue to do His work.  By completing, returning, and then fulfilling your stewardship intention form, you are demonstrating your desire to continue as a vital part of the body of believers who gather as Saint Agnes Catholic Community.  You are accepting Jesus’ directive to be the light.  It starts with . . . a spark


I filled out a Time and Talent form last year. Do I need to do it again this year? Yes! Each year St. Agnes parishioners are asked to update this form. Our gifts may change and God may call us to use our time and talents to serve in a different way. This is an opportunity for all members of your family to become actively involved in the life of your parish.
NOTE:  As we rotate ministries, we begin afresh each year.  If you want to “continue” serving in a ministry – it is important to indicate your interest on this form.  You will not automatically be renewed in a ministry.

Stewardship Contribution - Online Giving

Please complete the Stewardship intention form below, and press send. To establish your one-time or recurring online stewardship gift, visit here.

Stewardship Intention of Time and Talent 2018

Please refer to your 2018 Parish Guidebook for Time and Talent Ministry Information.

Please write the individual’s name beside the corresponding activity, e.g. Art & Environment Mary


Worship Committee:
Lector 5:00pm:
Lector 9:00am:
Lector 11:30am:
Eucharistic Minister 5:00pm:
Eucharistic Minister 9:00am:
Eucharistic Minister 11:30am:
Minister of Hospitality/Ushers 5:00pm:
Minister of Hospitality/Ushers 9:00am:
Minister of Hospitality/Ushers 11:30am:
Cantor 5:00pm:
Cantor 9:00am:
Cantor 11:30am:
Server 5:00pm:
Server 9:00am:
Server 11:30am:
Sacristan 5:00pm:
Sacristan 9:00am:
Sacristan 11:30am:
Greeters 5:00pm:
Greeters 9:00am:
Greeters 11:30am:
Eucharistic Minister For Sick or Homebound:
Traditional Choir:
Contemporary Choir:
Adult Bell Choir:
Advanced Youth Choir:
Children’s Choir:
Children’s Bell Choir:
Art & Environment:
Cross Bearer (Specify Time):
Gift Bearer (Specify Time):

RCIA Team:
RCIA Sponsor:
Baptism Preparation:
Mentor/Companion Couple Program:
Children’s Liturgy of the Word:
Adult Faith Formation:
Bible Days:
School Board:
Student Stewardship:

Prayer Blankets:
Baking As Needed (Funerals, etc.):
New Baby Meal Aid:
Carnival Chair Shadow:
Carnival Volunteer (June Calls):
Fish Fry (February Calls):
Youth Ministry Adult:
Youth Ministry Participant:
Men's Prayer Group:
Connect & Reconnect Team:
Parish Communication Team:
Carnival Booth Captain:
Scouting (Boy):
Scouting (Girl):

Respect Life Committee:
St. Vincent de Paul Council:
Open Hand Kitchen:
Christmas Basket Assembly/Delivery:
Highlands Community Ministries:
Justice and Peace (Action & Compassion):
Repair Affair:
Habitat House:
Passionists' Support Team:
Bereavement Ministry:

Parish Pastoral Council:
Finance Committee:
Parish and Community Ministry Team:
Audit Committee:
Buildings and Grounds:
Parish Office Help:
Parish Event Photographer:

Family Name:
Preferred Phone Number For Contact:
Family Member (1) Name:
Family Member (1) Mobile:
Family Member (1) Email:
Family Member (2) Name:
Family Member (2) Mobile:
Family Member (2) Email:
Family Member (3) Name:
Family Member (3) Mobile:
Family Member (3) Email:
Family Member (4) Name:
Family Member (4) Mobile:
Family Member (4) Email:

"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind”
- (Hebrews 13:16)


In recognition and thankfulness that we have each been blessed by God, I/we have prayerfully decided that

$ per week:
$ per month:
$ per quarter:
$ annually:

is a fair portion to return for God’s work.


(This form expresses an intention only and is not legally binding.)

Greeter: Arrive 20 minutes prior to liturgy to welcome all who enter the church.
Sacristan:* ** Ensure that the church is prepared for all aspects of liturgy.
Minister of Hospitality/Usher: Assist with liturgies from welcome through tidying up at conclusion.
Cantor:* Lead the sung prayer of the liturgy.
Server:* 7th-12th grade students who assist presider during liturgies.
Cross Bearer: Carry cross during processional and recessional.
Lector:* Lay minister who proclaims God’s Word during first and second readings at weekend liturgies.
Gift Bearers: Bring gifts of bread and wine from rear of church to priest for blessing.
Eucharistic Minister:* ** Adult lay ministers who assist the priest in distribution of Communion.
Worship Committee: Parishioners and staff who work to maintain and enhance liturgy and other celebrations.
Sick / Homebound Ministry:* Lay ministers who make pastoral visits and administer Eucharist.
Choir: Multiple opportunities for all ages to enhance excellent music during liturgies.
Art & Environment: Cares for worship space and arranges flowers / appropriate decorations throughout seasons.

Formation / Education
RCIA Team: Welcome and accompany “inquirers” during faith journey.
RCIA Sponsor: One-on-one support to person entering into full membership of Catholic Church.
Baptism Preparation: Assist families during preparation for and during liturgy celebrating child’s baptism.
Mentor/Companion Couple: Married couple working with newly married couple – first year of marriage.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: 9:00 a.m. - lead class for children (Pre-K – 2nd grade).
Student Stewardship: Share experience with students on variety of stewardship topics.
Adult Faith Formation: Plans and implements opportunities for ongoing religious education and formation.
Bible Days: One-week summer, Bible-based program for children (Pre-K – 5th grade).
School Board: Assist the pastor and principal in governance of parish school and development of policy.
PTO: Support all aspects of school – parents, teachers, students.
Athletics: Meets first Tuesday of each month. Oversees parish/school athletics programs and facilities.
Cafeteria: Support school faculty and cafeteria staff during meals.

Parish Life
Prayer Blankets: Make blankets provided to parishioners and family members who are seriously ill.
Funeral Hospitality: Prepare / serve food for fellowship meals following funerals.
Quilting: Group makes quilts for raffle during yearly Carnival.
Young Adults & Families: Group of young adults and families who gather for social and service opportunities.
New Baby Meal Aid: Provide meal to families during first few weeks when newborn first comes home.
Men’s Prayer Group: Meets every Friday morning.
Connect & Reconnect Team: Work to build and maintain involvement for all parishioners.
Youth Ministry (Adult): Wide-range support for youth (7th-12th grade), e.g., chaperone, snacks, prayer partner.
Parish Communication Team: Enhance communication through all avenues such as print, social media, etc.
Gardening: Thursday mornings (Spring-Fall) – specific areas of campus.
Carnival Chair Shadow: Three-year term with staggered rotation for co-chairs of largest parish fundraiser.
Carnival Booth Captain: Oversee operation of Carnival booth (volunteers, money, prize distribution, etc.).
Carnival Volunteer (June calls): Make calls for Carnival volunteers.
Fish Fry (February calls): Make calls for Fish Fry volunteers.
SENGA: Age 55 and older – social and spiritual gatherings.
Adult Scout Volunteers: Leadership and support for scout groups (K – 12th).

Respect Life Committee: Meets second Monday (even months). Promote human life and dignity issues.
Highlands Community Ministry: Ecumenical organization serving Highland neighborhoods.
Justice & Peace: Works to foster a deeper understanding within parish of the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching.
Repair Affair: Provide maintenance for elderly, disabled, and/or people with limited income. (June)
Passionists’ Support Team: Provide support to local Passionist community in wide-ranging ways.
Bereavement Ministry:* Pair of ministers contact newly bereaved family to offer immediate support.
St. Vincent De Paul Conference: Meets third Monday of each month. Service to those in financial need.
Open Hand Kitchen: Serve lunch at downtown St. Vincent De Paul – fourth Friday each month.
Christmas Basket Assembly/Delivery: Assemble and/or deliver Christmas food baskets.
Habitat House: Assist with various aspects of building Habitat for Humanity House.
Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Partner with Kentucky Refugee Ministries to provide resources and support.

Parish Pastoral Council: Assist pastor in parish governance. Three-year term. Meets fourth Monday.
Parish & Community Ministry Team (Stewardship): Develop and facilitate all aspects of stewardship.
Buildings & Grounds: Work directly with facilities manager to ensure maintenance of campus.
Parish Office Help: Help with special projects or provide back-up to staff.
Finance Committee: Provide financial consultation to pastor and Pastoral Council.
Audit Committee: Background in auditing preferred. Evaluate internal control procedures of parish.
Parish Event Photographer: Take photographs during parish activities and events.

*Requires specialized training
**Current significant need

Suggested weekly giving based on family 90%, God & Church 5%, community, school and world 5%

Yearly Income
1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% 4.0% 4.5% 5.0%
$10,000 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9 $10
$20,000 $6 $8 $10 $12 $14 $16 $18 $20
$30,000 $9 $12 $15 $18 $21 $24 $27 $30
$40,000 $12 $16 $20 $24 $28 $32 $36 $40
$50,000 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50
$60,000 $18 $24 $30 $36 $42 $48 $56 $60
$70,000 $21 $28 $35 $42 $49 $58 $63 $70
$80,000 $24 $32 $40 $48 $56 $64 $72 $80
$90,000 $27 $36 $45 $54 $63 $72 $81 $90
$100,000 $30 $40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $100


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