God is our Creator and Provider. All things come from him. We are to be good stewards of all that he gives us in our Parish. This includes our Parish buildings, our personnel and all our various resources. This is the task of those serving on the Stewardship Portfolio. Our Annual Dedicated Giving drive and general Fundraising form an important aspect of our parish life, and is included in this Portfolio of responsibilities.
Our Parish has an Administrator who takes care of all the financial and related record-keeping in the Parish. Dedicated Giving, accounts, contracts, fundraising recording, etc., buildings, furnishings, and grounds all fall under her care. She also assists with the scheduling of work and ministries, and general office administration. This is a half-day position. Our Administrator works from 08:30 to 12:30, Monday to Friday.
The Parish Secretary assists with the administration of the Parish. This is also a half-day position – 08:30-12:30 – Monday to Thursday. The Secretary takes care of the Parish Roll, applications for various sacramental rites, scheduling appointments with the Rector, communication with the Parishioners through e-mail, correspondence, The Habit, the weekly Pew Slip, the News Reel projected on Sundays, etc. She also assists the Parish Administrator and Rector in their tasks.
The Parish has extensive buildings, a Rectory and grounds which need to be taken care of, cleaned, maintained, and improved.
The furnishings and fittings of our Parish plant need to be taken care of, cleaned, maintained and improved.
The Parish keeps an inventory of all property, buildings, furnishings and fittings, machinery and tools. Our property valuations are based on this so that we are properly insured. We need to be good stewards of what people have provided for in the Parish.
Clergy families and Parish workers need to be managed, cared for and compensated.
The following persons at St Francis of Assisi may be contacted for more information on this ministry: