Tithe Of The Tithe

St. Luke's Helps the Community & World

The Lord said to Moses:  Speak to the Levites and say to them: When you take from the Israelites the tithes I have assigned you from them as your heritage, you are to make a contribution from them to the Lord, a tithe of the tithe.

(Numbers 18:25-26)

Stewardship and helping God's people is an important priority of St. Luke's. Each month, St. Luke's takes 10% of parishioner tithing and donates it to charities and those in need in our community & world. This is called "Tithe of the Tithe". The Social Concerns and Stewardship Committees alternate months of allocating funds.

St. Luke's has Reverse Collections regularly. Parishioners are called upon to donate diapers, winter hats, school supplies, and Christmas presents for needy families. But you may not have known that the money you put in the weekly collection baskets reaches the world!

2017

January ($4,419.15)

$100 - Meals from the Heartland
$1500 - Habitat for Humanity
$1319.15 - St. Joseph's Emergency Family Shelter
$500 - Project Fresh Start
$1000 - Mary's Meals

February ($3,468.93)

$867.25 - Catholic Relief Services
$867.25 - DMARC
$867.25 - Ankeny Service Center
$433.50 - Biking For Babies
$433.50 - Ruth Harbor

2016

January ($2,899)

$400 - Center for Social Ministry
$1,000 - House of Mercy


February ($3139)

March ($3000)

$2100 - Meals from the Heartland
$1050 - Catholic Charities
$523 - Catholic Peace Ministries
$1050 - Diocese of Des Moines
$523 - Habitat for Humanity
$966 - Ankeny Service Center
$483 - Bread for the World
$966 - DMARC
$483 - Dorothy’s House

April  ($3200)

$750 - Catholic Relief Services
$750 - Center for Social Ministry
$750 - Ruth Harbor
$750 - Connection Café

May ($3800)

$895 - Catholic Charities
$500 - Habitat for Humanity
$895 - St. Thomas More Center (Catholic Youth Camp

June ($3000)

$1658 - Sisters of St. Francis
$703 - DMARC
$703 - Mary’s Meals
$703 - Mosaic in Des Moines
$703 - Heifer International

July ($3600)

August ($3665)

$400 - Center for Social Ministry
$2732 - Diocese of Des Moines
$1,000 - Dorothy's House
$500 - Habitat for Humanity
$860 - NAMI of Greater Des Moines

September ($4119)

October ($3982)

$1000 - Hurricane Relief Donation

November

$2118 - Meals from the Heartland
$400 - Center for Social Ministry
$500 - Larjin Family
$1000 - InnerVisions Health Care
$1219 - Mary’s Meals
$290 - St. Anne’s
$580 - Ankeny Ministerial Assoc.
$900 - Ankeny Service Center
$1160 - Catholic Charities
$900 - DMARC
$500 - Habitat for Humanity
$580 - Ruth Harbor
$1160 - Sisters of St. Francis

December ($4700)

$512 - Ankeny family hardship

2015 

July ($2380)

August ($3050)

$394 - Center for Social Ministry
$394 - Mary’s Meals
$394 - Mosaic of Des Moines
$595 - Catholic Charities
$595 - Diocese of Des Moines
$595 - DMARC
$595 - Meals for the Heartland

September ($2600)

October ($2700)

$651 - Center for Social Ministry
$762 - Church in Africa
$762 - DMARC
$651 - Knights of Columbus
$762 - Meals from the Heartland
$762 - ProCleanse Water Filtration
$651 - St. Thomas More Center
$651 - Dorothy’s House
$250 - Drake Music sponsorship

November ($3050)

$900 - House of Mercy
$900 - St. Joseph Emergency
$900 - Sisters of St. Francis

December ($3483)

$500 - Ankeny Ministerial Assoc.
$1000 - Catholic Relief Services
$500 - Catholic Worker House
$1000 - DMARC

If you would like to learn more about some of the charities St. Luke's supports, here are their links:

Catholic Charities  http://www.dmdiocese.org/catholic-charities.cfm
Catholic Worker House   http://dmcatholicworker.org/
Center for Social Ministry  http://www.dmdiocese.org/center-for-social-ministry.cfm
DMARC  https:www.dmarcunited.org
Dorothy's House   dorothyshouse.org
House of Mercy http://www.houseofmercydesmoines.org/
Mary's Meals  https://www.marysmealsusa.org/
Meals of the Heartland  https://mealsfromtheheartland.org/
Mosaic  http://www.mosaicinfo.org/location/mosaic-central-iowa
Project Fresh Start  http://www.ankenyschools.org/Page/3396
St. Joseph's Emergency Family Shelter  http://www.dmdiocese.org/st-joseph-emergency-family-shelter.cfm
St. Thomas More Center https://stmcenter.com/
Ruth Harbor  http://www.ruthharbor.org/