For the purposes of tuition, the parish identifies those who practice stewardship in time, talent and treasure with the designation of Supporting Parishioner. From the generosity of all our parishioners through the weekly offertory, each student in a Supporting Parishioner family receives a Parish Subsidy towards tuition at St. Barnabas. To qualify as a supporting parishioner, we ask for the following:
Practice of Stewardship in Time
Regular attendance at Mass, which can be documented through the use of the weekly offertory envelopes regardless if there is a monetary contribution inside the envelope, demonstrates practice of stewardship in time.
Practice of Stewardship in Talent
Share your special talents by volunteering and getting involved. Studies show that parent attitudes and actions have a positive effect on their children’s academic success. There are a number of ways to volunteer and share your talents, including: serving as a committee chair or member for a school event or fundraiser, coaching a CYO team, helping in the cafeteria or classroom, participating in and/or attending school fundraisers, chaperoning, etc.
Practice of Stewardship in Treasure
A suggested contribution of $15 per week made through weekly offertory envelopes or electronically through myEoffering.com is a show of faith and gratitude for the gifts of support for your child. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable donation made by their employees. Check with your employer and your spouse's employer to find out if they sponsor matching gifts.