Financial Stewardship

Your financial support is vital to the well-being of our church and school!

Each week St. Stephen parishioners present their offertory gifts as an expression of faith in support of our mission. In addition to Sunday offertory giving, there are other opportunities to give and support Your Parish Home >>

Online Giving

All registered parishioners receive Sunday Stewardship envelopes in the mail which may be placed in the offertory basket at Mass or mailed to the church office. We encourage you to set up an account with OSV Online Giving. Online Giving is a simple and easy way to support our continued mission here at St. Stephen. The program allows you to make offertory gifts from your device or computer.

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Memorials & Tributes

Looking for a way to acknowledge someone who has touched your life?

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Fundrasing Events

Join others for fun, fellowship, and to raise some money! Save the dates for these upcoming events:

  • Fall Family Festival: Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Trivia Night: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Martyr Mission Dinner & Auction: Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • TAGG

    Download the TAGG mobile app and simply take a picture of your receipt, choose St. Stephen the Martyr, and they will donate to us!

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    Amazon Smile

    Simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile within the app on your device and designate St. Stephen Church of Omaha! We will get 0.5% back from your purchases!

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    Spring Appeal

    Will you help us reach our goal of $200,000?

    Every gift, regardless of the size, will positively impact Our Parish, Our Home.

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    Give and it will be given to you. They will pour into our lap a good measure -- pressed down, shaken together, and running over
    —  Luke 6:38

    Stewardship Appeal

    It’s that time of year again where we start planning for the 2021 calendar year and asking parishioners to prayerfully reflect on their financial stewardship and offerings. Your generous gifts during these challenging times help maintain our School and Religious Education programs and allow us to safely offer worship services and sacraments, all in accordance with public health guidelines. With your support, St. Stephen will continue to thrive and carry out our mission. We appreciate all those who are making a commitment to invest in God’s work through our parish and ministries.

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    Additional Ways Support Your Church

    St. Stephen Legacy Circle

    Have you remembered St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in your estate plans?  When you include St. Stephen in your charitable estate plans, you leave a legacy of love and faith that provides financial support after your lifetime. Your planned gift today can make a big difference for our parish tomorrow!


    Employer Match

    Does Your Employer Match Gifts? Many area employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees and retirees, sometimes even on a one-to-one basis.  We encourage you to check with your employer to see if you are eligible for a matching gifts program.  Please note many employers will match gifts to schools, but not parishes or religious organizations.  St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School is an eligible entity.


    Gifts of Appreciated Stock

    There are many advantages to donating stocks and mutual funds as a method of giving to St. Stephen. If you have owned publicly traded or closely-held stocks for “more than one year,” they are considered appreciated assets and can be transferred directly to the church.  In return, you as the donor receive an income tax deduction for the current fair market value of the stock regardless of what you originally paid for it. In addition, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the gift. 

    The maximum deduction you may take within a given tax year is 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and if you are unable to take the entire deduction in one year, you may carry the excess deduction forward for five additional years.

    To complete the transfer of a gift of stock to St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, the stock must be transferred (not sold) to St. Stephen's brokerage account. To ensure proper posting and crediting of the stock transfer gift, it is very important for donors to contact the church at (402) 896-9675 in advance.


    Giving Through Your IRA

    The IRA Charitable Transfer is an excellent way to make gifts to St. Stephen.  By transferring your donation directly from your IRA you can avoid being taxed on your required withdrawal. Annual withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts are required after age 70 1/2, and the penalty for skipping a required minimum distribution is 50 percent of the amount that should have been withdrawn.  Most importantly, by donating through your IRA you avoid the income tax penalty on your distributions.

     

    Stewardship

    Time, Talent and Treasure

    Stewardship is not a program. It is a way of life. It is rooted in an awareness that we have been abundantly blessed by God. Our lives, our families, and all our possessions ultimately come to us from God. This awareness leads us to be grateful. Our response to God’s generosity is to be generous ourselves and to commit to give generously a portion of our time, talents, and treasure for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

    Get Involved

    Questions? Let's chat!

    Contact Dan Koenig, Director of Operations

    (402) 861-4543 or d.koenig@stephen.org

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