How will You & Your Family help us reach our Wildly Important Goal of Self-Sufficiency?

 

In a very real sense you are already doing so...

 

  • Praying for our parish community
  • Being present at liturgies and mid-week events
  • The giving of your Time and Talents
  • The giving of your Treasure, whether through PAG, Envelopes or Loose collections

 

There are a few additional ways you can help us reach our WIG of “Self-Sufficiency”

 

  • Consider donating through Pre-Authorized Giving if you are not already doing so.  To learn more about the benefits of PAG scroll over the WIG circle or click here.  Be part of the 300 new PAG users this year!
  • Consider increasing your donations to our parish community.  You may recall that we need to increase our weekly donations from $8,500.00 to $16,000.00

 

One final thought for those of you who donate cash (loose collections):

 

Each week we receive hundreds of dollars in loose cash.  We are truly thankful for this!  Yet we are saddened that we are unable to give a tax receipt to anyone for this money to assist them with their income tax each year.  If you give through the loose collections why not sign up for PAG today and receive a tax receipt in 2013?

 

You may download a form by clicking here

 

Please take the time to scroll over the other icons to learn about how various committees are helping us reach our WIG!

Click on any of the areas to learn more!

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You and Your Family PPC Staff Finance Stewardship

St. Joseph High School is a Catholic high school serving  the grade 9 to 12 population of North East Saskatoon.  We are named after St. Joseph the Guardian and Worker, as such we are referred to as the Guardians.  Our school community reflects Christ-centred values and beliefs.  Our faith commitment is key in the complete development of the entire individual in mind, body and spirit.  Like our school division we strive to be, “Rooted in faith, Growing in Knowledge and Reaching out to Transform the World”.  As Guardians, it is our belief that we are here to preserve the Truth, protect the vulnerable and guard all that is good and noble.  Our motto, “Once a Guardian, always a Guardian,” reflects our belief that when we leave St. Joseph High School, we will still be a part of this great school community and what we learn here will always be a part of our lives and mission in the world.

Our school’s daily life is rooted in Teacher Guardian Group (TGG).  TGG is designed to build closer Christian relationships between groups of students and staff.  For the full four years of high school one or two staff members join in community with a cohort of students.  Together this Teacher Guardian group does a variety of activities from:  retreats, and liturgies, to academic planning and socializing. 

St. Joseph High School offers all areas of study as determined by the Ministry of Education.   A French bilingual stream is offered.  Integrated support programming serves all students with special needs.  Our English as an Alternate Language program aids exchange students and those new to Canada in mastering the English language.  Advanced placement is also offered in English, French, Math and Art.

We are very proud of our athletic and social extra-curricular activities.  Students are invited and encouraged to find an activity that fits their interests to enhance their connection to the school community and their education.

For further information please visit our website at: http://stjosephhighschool.weebly.com

What is a WIG?

 

A WIG stand for Wildly Important Goal.

 

It is a goal that is Wildly Important simply because it must be reached so that other Important Goals can be reached. 

 

For instance:

Sending 10 of our youth on an overseas missionary trip would be an Important Goal for a parish.  If we need $40 K to send them, the raising $40 K would be our Wildly Important Goal.  If we fail to reach our WIG then some or all of those youth will be staying right here in Canada.

 

Why has the Cathedral of the Holy Family made “Self-Sufficiency” its WIG?

 

There are a number of factors:

  • Having moved from a location of 10,000 sq feet to a Cathedral facility of 65,000 sq. feet, our cost of operations has nearly doubled.
  • Our Finance Committee has estimated that our weekly revenues will need to increase from roughly $8500.00 per week to $16,000.00 per week.
  • At present we are dependent upon external revenue sources (namely the Diocese of Saskatoon) to meet our current budgetary needs.

 

When we reach our WIG of “Self-Sufficiency” those external revenue sources will become “Seed Monies” for our parish to initiate exciting ministry and outreach opportunities at home and abroad.

 

How does increasing our number of Pre-Authorized Givers get us closer to reaching our WIG?

 

We began with 302 parishioners donating through PAG in December of 2011.  It is our short-term strategy to increase that number by 300 by December of 2012.  To date, we have added 71 new Pre-Authorized Givers!

 

Research has shown that those who donate by PAG donate more over time than envelope users or those who donate cash (loose).

 

There is one simple reason for this:  Consistency!

 

How many times have I forgotten my envelope at home?

 

Every summer our family goes to the lake!

 

Every winter we head south for a warm vacation!

 

Sound familiar?

Whether we are on vacation or not, the needs of our parish remain the same:

  • Utilities
  • Wages
  • Ministries & Programs

 

Those who choose to donate through PAG provide the parish with a consistent cash flow regardless of seasons.  And because PAG donators never miss giving their donation, they typically give more to the parish.  It’s not because they are more generous, it’s just that they give more regularly.

 

Increasing our number of PAG users by 300 will give us a more consistent cash flow and will increase our revenues thus helping us reach our WIG of “Self-Sufficiency.”

 

If you are interested in PAG, your may download a form by clicking here

 

Please take the time to scroll over the other icons to learn about how various committees are helping us reach our WIG!

stVolodymry-school302 Kellough Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
659-7470
www.gscs.sk.ca/vol 

As a member of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, St. Volodymyr School is truly blessed to deliver Catholic education to our communities. This blessing of Catholic education provides opportunities to have a strong and meaningful connection with the Holy Family Parish Community.

We are proud to serve the families of Willowgrove-University Heights, Sutherland and Forest Grove Communities. Our goal is to deliver a Christ-centred enriched learning environment where students feel safe, learn to their full potential, and have fun along the way.

At St. Volodymyr School we strive for each of our students to be Rooted in Faith, Growing in Knowledge, and Reaching Out to Transform the World. These may be large tasks, but our staff, students and school community continue to centre their daily interactions around the 8 Gospel Virtues of Jesus Christ. The students and staff of St. Volodymyr School Reach Out to Transform the World throughout the school year by promoting the gospel virtues of Service and Justice. Each classroom creates liturgies and service projects to help the world around us. These have included our own St. Volodymyr school community, the Greater Saskatoon community, or nations beyond Canada.

We continue to use our school wide Learning Improvement Plan to guide our staff and school community in providing the best learning opportunities for the students of St. Volodymyr. Our school wide Learning Improvement Plan is the foundation of our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and the learning opportunities that each child will have. Our staff are also members of a Learning Network, creating professional development opportunities with grade alike teachers from other schools within Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.   We meet in Networks and PLCs to discuss how to provide the best educational opportunities for the students of St. Volodymyr School.

Thank you for entrusting all of our staff to provide the best faith-filled education for the children of the communities we serve. If you have any question, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We always encourage members of our school community or new members interested in Catholic education to come by for a visit or tour. Our door is always open!

God Bless!