Annual Stewardship Renewal

Called to Share our Blessings

Our pledge request is different from past years and it is important for you to read about it before making your annual pledge.

Cover Letter from Fr. Bob

Stewardship Pledge Information

FAQs on Tithing

Two ways to make your pledge:
Online Pledge Form
PDF of Pledge Form

Three ways to make your payment:
EFT form | EFT doc to download
Online giving site
Sunday envelopes - cash or check

Please complete the online form or pledge card and submit it to the parish (5313 Flad Ave Madison WI 53711) even if you do not change your level of giving or if you cannot make any pledge at this time.


Each fall season, the parishioners of Saint Maria Goretti Church are asked to reflect on the blessings of God in our lives. We are then asked to renew our commitment to support financially the mission of the Gospel, carried out by our parish community.

Our commitment provides the necessary funds for the mission work of our parish. Our gift makes it possible for us to support the school; the religious education and youth ministry programs; and the parish operations and facility, salaries, utilities, repairs, maintenance, and improvements. As we all know, these costs continue to increase.

Stewardship Prayer

I am an important member of my parish.
I help make it what it is.
It will be welcoming, if I am welcoming.
It will be holy, if I am holy.
It will be prayerful, if I pray.
My parish is the Body of Christ,
and I am a member of that Body.
When I am generous with my time and talent,
and pledge to return to God what God has given to me,
then my parish is able to further the Mission of the Gospel
and all the more it becomes the Body of Christ for the world.
My parish will be a parish of faith, hope, and love;
of compassion, charity and mercy, if I, too, practice these virtues.
Therefore, with Your help, O God,
I dedicate myself to be a faithful steward in my parish.
Grant me the graces to live out my commitment.
I ask this in faith through Christ, our Lord.

(Click for printable copy of the Stewardship Prayer)


Catholic teaching asks us to strive to set aside as our offering to God a tithe – or 10% – from all we have. Of course, each of us has the faith responsibility to dialogue with God about what he asks of us. For some this sacrifice will be easy and a joy, for others it may take a while to get to this point. Of this tithe, we are asked to offer half – or 5% – to our parish and half – or 5% – to other worthy Catholic appeals and missions. It is suggested that of this second half we set aside 1% for the Diocesan Annual Appeal, and 1% for the Diocesan Catholic Charities, and the remaining 3% to other Catholic collections that occur throughout the year.

Click here to read FAQs about tithing.

These offerings are made using your regular Sunday contribution envelopes, Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), or online giving.

Please complete the annual pledge form to indicate your level of support; please complete the form even if your pledged amount will not change or if you are not able to make a pledge this year.

  • Return your pledge card to the parish office (mail or drop it off to 5313 Flad Ave., Madison).
  • Drop it in the collection at Mass
  • Bring your completed pledge card to Mass on Commitment Weekend, Nov. 11-12. 

Three ways to make your payment(s):

Thank you for your continuing generous support of St. Maria Goretti Parish!