We Give Because God Gave First

Our Parish Family's Offertory Program

“Take the Next Step has been an incredible tool in helping each parish family member better discern how they can sacrificially give to our parish while at the same time, providing invaluable resources so that we came proclaim the Gospel with JOY!”

– Fr. Mark

As a US Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship affirms that, as Catholic stewards, “we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.”  Indeed, through our faithful stewardship of the blessings He has bestowed, we become active participants in His plan and help to advance our parish’s mission of evangelization: to make missionary disciples of those we come to know.

Your generous support for our offertory program, Take the Next Step, is one way you can help ensure that Saint John has the means necessary to further our mission of discipleship.

Our offertory gifts are vital to the ongoing pastoral mission of our parish as they make it possible

  • for our youth of our parish and school to receive dynamic faith formation and grow in discipleship and holiness year after year;
  • for families to be formed in the faith together as the domestic church as we journey as one faith community to become saints;
  • for the upkeep of our parish campus, celebrate vibrant liturgies, encounter the living Christ in the sacraments and bring healing to those seeking the “field hospital” of the church.
  • for providing assistance to those most in need among our faith community and in building partnerships with local charitable organizations to be a “light brightly visible” to others in our Westminster and Carroll County area.
  • and ultimately for the fulfillment of our mission to “make disciples!”

The life of a Catholic steward models the life of Jesus. Accordingly, it is challenging and often difficult; yet intense joy comes to those who commit their lives to living by His example.  Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to advance our parish’s evangelizing mission with your gift or pledge in support of our offertory program today.


Download this revealing breakdown of our congregation’s giving patterns and learn what next step you can take.


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