In the past, our parish appeal was integrated with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis "Christ Our Hope" appeal each November. In February 2016, we separated the two stewardship appeals. The Saint Simon the Apostle Annual Stewardship Appeal, “Shared Blessings,” now takes place each February, separate from the archdiocese.
In the planning stages of the appeal, a diverse group of parish members came together asking the question “What does stewardship mean to our parish?” Why do we have an appeal each year? When Jesus describes stewardship, He is helping us to understand that our lives, our talents, abilities and our financial resources are all given to us by God in trust. God trusts that we will care for these gifts, but Jesus also tells us that God’s way of caring is by sharing. The "Shared Blessings" appeal slogan articulates what stewardship means to our parish community.
We ask that each member of the parish prayerfully consider their involvement in our many ministries and their financial commitment. By filling out an appeal sheet, it helps the parish staff plan for the ministries and the annual fiscal budget for the year.
We mail an appeal packet directly to your home in early February, and you can always pick one up at the parish office anytime.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another.”- Peter 4:10