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Fred Galata

The Door of Treasure

Commit to give back in gratitude to God a portion of the financial gifts He has given to us. St. James encourages tithing, which involves returning the first 10% of gross income to the Lord—5% to the parish, 1% to the archdiocese and 4% to other charities. This requires a certain amount of trust and openness to God’s plan in our lives. Prayerfully consider how you can Encounter Jesus more fully in proportionately giving according to what you have been given.

When we must miss Mass at St. James due to travel, health, weather, etc. we always make up our weekly offerings at our next Mass. Encountering Jesus includes remaining faithful to the financial commitment we made at our parish’s Annual Renewal.

Fred Galata, GIGG Core Team