"God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7)
All followers of Jesus Christ are called to give thanks to God for our gifts and talents, and to pass on that generosity to others.
The lifestyle of Christian stewardship involves intentional, planned, and proportionate giving of our time, talent, and treasure. The following terms further explain this concept:
Giving our time
- Intentional: We make a deliberate decision to live out the Christian life in a certain way. This includes returning to God a portion of our time, talent, and treasure.
- Planned: We make stewardship of time and talent a regular part of our lifestyle and family activities, and we make stewardship of treasure a part of our annual budget and estate plans.
- Proportionate: Each one of us gives according to our ability and our own particular circumstances. A recommended pattern is 5 percent of our annual income to the local parish church, and 5 percent to the worldwide Church and other charitable causes.
involves being with God in prayer and worship, sharing our love with family and friends, and volunteering our time in parish and community activities that help others and build a better world.
Sharing our talents
arises from the fact that God has given each one of us particular abilities and personal gifts. We glorify God when we develop our skills and use our abilities to build up the life of the Church and the society around us.
Sharing our treasure
is as important as giving our time and talents. There are many ways to support the mission of the Church financially. At this time, the Diocese of San Angelo is not able to process credit card donations online. However, personal checks are welcome. Each link below offers contact information and a mailing list where donations can be sent. Thank you for your generosity. We need your help.
The Catholic Charitable Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo
Contributions to the Diocese of San Angelo may be mailed to:
PO Box 1829
San Angelo, TX 76902
Please make your check payable to Diocese of San Angelo.
Consider including the Diocese of San Angelo in your will, estate planning, or insurance beneficiaries.
Ask your employer's Human Resources Department to learn if your employer will match your gift to the Diocese of San Angelo.
The Diocese of San Angelo and its parishes and missions are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.
For more teaching about stewardship, please see the
U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship