Stewardship is rooted in the idea that all we have is a gift from God, and with grace we gratefully give back to God from what we have been given. In the same way the Church teaches these principles, the church itself strives to live by them.
St. Teresa of Avila parish has historically given 3% of our collections to charities outside of our walls. However, in 2016, the parish began Avila in Action, an initiative to increase our giving and to seek input from the parish on how the funds are distributed. Beginning in 2016, the amount of funds donated under the Avila in Action initiative has increased each year. In 2019, the parish has committed to increase the giving percentage from 6% to 7% of our total weekly collections. As was the case in past years, parishioners may nominate a charity of their choice to receive Avila in Action grant funds.
The Stewardship Committee will review applications during the application window (August 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019). Determination of the year’s grant award recipients and award amounts will take place in October 2019. Following any necessary research and follow up, distributions are made in October 2019.
The application window will be open from August 1st – October 1st and applications will only be accepted through electronic form submission on our website. Questions may be directed to John Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 731-5773 or Dave Espinoza at email@example.com or (773) 203-2372