At its core, tithing is an acknowledgement that the gifts or talents we have were entrusted to us by God, and are intended to be used for His glory and to spread the gospel. Tithing allows parishes to meet day-to-day needs, allocate funds for emergencies and fund future projects. It is understood, that as a community of faith, we are to provide for the needs of the Church. Fr. Hector Vega recommends that we fulfill the needs by tithing 5% of our income to the parish, 4% to charities of our choice, and 1% to the Diocese.
Listed below are tithing guidelines that may help you in deciding your recommended weekly sacrifice to the parish.
The St. Paul adult bible study group will be enjoying a special study this summer;built to celebrate the Jubilee year of Mercy. "Doors of Mercy" is an 8-week journey through salvation history, from God's merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Aberham, Moses, and David, to the prophets, to the fulfilmemnt of God's promises in Christ. This study will be from Mat 31st through Jukly 26th. The classes will be Tuesday at 1pm or Thursday at 7pm in Grace Hall. The cost of materials is $30.00 and registration forms are available in ther church foyer.
Have you ever wondered exactly what spiritual direction is and why a person would seek out a Spiritual Director? Spiritual direction is the art of Christian listening, a sacred relationship in which a director helps someone uncover and discover the direction of God in his or her lives.
Deacon Michael is a Spiritual Director for St. Paul Parish and is available for Pastoral Care or Spiritual Direction. If you are interested in talking with Deacon Michael, contact the parish office to make an appointment.
St. Paul Youth Program will be sending 13 people to represent our parish to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in July of 2016. Our very own Fr. Hector will be one of the St. Paul people attending. Our group from our parish will be among over 100 people from our Diocese alone attending this event.