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!
Click on the following link to download a PDF and see where YOUR money is going each month and the organizations YOU are helping.
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
Dorothy's House dorothyshouse.org
Meals of the Heartland https://mealsfromtheheartland.org/
Mary's Meals https://www.marysmealsusa.org/
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