The three pillars of stewardship: Time – Talent – Treasure – provide the support that enables the parishioners of the St. Pius X Catholic Community to serve God by serving one another.

Stewardship of Time and Talent

  • The parishioners of the St. Pius X Catholic Community share their time and talent through many ministries that benefit its faith community and the community at large. Brief descriptions of Parish Ministries are under the Get Involved tab. You are encouraged to read through them where you will find one, or perhaps more than one, that interest you and that fit your talents and time constraints.
  • If you would like to participate in a ministry or you would like more information about it, the Parish Ministries link provides you with the name, phone number and/or e-mail contact of the ministry leader. Feel free to contact ministry leaders directly. You may also complete a Stewardship of Time and Talent form and submit it online.

Stewardship of Treasure

The St. Pius X Catholic Community shares its treasure of financial resources supporting parish ministries in a variety of ways which include but are not limited to the following. Click on the links below for more detailed information:

Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA)

The funds raised through the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal are a major source of financial support used to underwrite the ministries and charities of the diocese. Through this annual appeal, the diocese provides some level of oversight, training and administrative support to the employees who work in our parishes, schools and diocesan agencies. The CMAA funds a broad range of ministries sustaining people in the Diocese of Joliet in many different ways. Every parish is expected to participate in this appeal.

To make a contribution through our parish electronic giving system, click on Online Giving which will take you to the secure link our on parish website.

For more detailed information about CMAA, please visit www.dioceseofjoliet.org.

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Estate Planning

In the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate, parishioners are encouraged to reflect on including their faith community among their beneficiaries. Estate Planning or Planned Giving is a set of ways a donor can leave money/assets to a nonprofit at his/her death; or a way to invest money so that the donor receives benefits during his/her lifetime and then bequeaths the remaining benefits to the nonprofit. Consult with your attorney for the correct way to accomplish this.

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Golden Touch Fund

The Golden Touch Fund finances the cost of parish repair projects that are over and above what can be paid for through regular operating funds. Generous parishioners have funded expenditures such as the replacement of a boiler; new roofs; parking lot and landscaping improvements; and major, unanticipated non-capital projects that help our parish maintain its well-used parish facilities.

All parishioners are encouraged to participate in this program to the extent that they are able. No pledge or long term commitment is required – all that is asked is prayerful consideration about personal financial ability to contribute to this fund.

Donation envelopes are included with the regular collection envelopes. Contributions also may be made through our parish electronic giving system. To take advantage of this convenient, easy to use system, click on Online Giving which will take you to the secure link on our parish website. Or for assistance, contact our Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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IRA Charitable Donations

Since 2006, IRA owners age 70 ½ and older have been able to transfer up to $100,000 from their retirement account to a qualified charity such as St. Pius X Catholic Community.

The charitable deduction is particularly valuable for IRA owners who don’t need the account money to live on, but who must take out a required minimum distribution or RMD each year once they reach that septuagenarian deadline. By donating directly to a charity, the IRA owner meets the annual withdrawal rule but doesn’t have to count that money as income for tax purposes.

The charitable IRA rollover, however, is a temporary tax law and must be renewed from year to year. Check with your tax adviser about your eligibility and the current status of the law.

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Memorials/Naming Opportunities

Oftentimes parishioners wish to honor or to memorialize a deceased loved one or a special person through making a donation for a particular parish need. At St. Pius X parish, there are many opportunities to sponsor a parish project. These memorials can be made in any amount.

For a list of available memorials or other information, please contact the parish Business Manager at 630-627-4526 or at parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Offertory Giving

The message of Stewardship as a life of discipleship is central to the Eucharist and is engrained in scripture. According to early Church documents, the Offertory Collection is an important part of the Mass. The collection basket holds the gifts of the congregation, the fruits of their work. The offerings are considered as collective sacrificial gifts.

Gifts may be given via the traditional means of the envelopes provided for the weekend Offertory collection or they may be given through our parish electronic giving system. Click on Online Giving which will take you to the secure link our on parish website. Or for assistance, contact our Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Online Giving

Online Giving is an electronic system that enables St. Pius X parishioners to make their financial gifts to the parish without ever leaving home. This user friendly system is safe and secure – protected by the Sage Vault; can be accessed 24 hours a day/7days a week; donations can be made to the weekly Offertory collection, holy days, special collections, the Golden Touch fund and to a variety of other parish and diocesan appeals. Donations can be made from checking or savings accounts, and Master and Visa credit cards – a great way to earn perks from your credit card company.

Users of this system can make adjustments at any time and can see reports on their contribution history. They can also generate their own tax statements at the end of the year.

To take advantage of this convenient, easy to use system, click on Online Giving which will take you to the secure link our on parish website. Or for assistance, contact our Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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Stewardship of Treasure Annual Appeal

Each year parishioners are asked to make a financial commitment to support the parish. While the mission of our faith community is spiritual –“to restore all things in Christ” through our many ministries, we must face the reality of the physical – paying for the operating expenses related to our mission. All that we have comes from God. Prayerful giving of the first fruits of our earnings is a way to give back to God the many blessings He has given us. Commitments made during the Annual Appeal provide a basis for the Finance Council to develop a budget based on a framework of anticipated income.

Every parish family is expected to participate. Each of us has unique circumstances and income and everyone is expected to make a commitment to the best of their financial ability.

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St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent dePaul Society is an international voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and to giving direct practical assistance to anyone in need. Every year, hundreds of local families are provided with food, clothing, rental assistance and other help with other emergency needs – all free of charge. The St. Pius X parish family subsidizes the work of its SVDP through its generous donations of food and financial assistance.

Donation envelopes are included with the regular collection envelopes. Contributions also may be made through our parish electronic giving system. To take advantage of this convenient, easy to use system, click on Online Giving which will take you to the secure link on our parish website. Or for assistance, contact our Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or parishoffice@stpiuslombard.org.

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