Finance Committee

Chris Kollaja, CPA, member of the Finance Committee, asking parishioners to continue financial support during the winter when we will have online masses. Oct. 25, 2020

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“Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10

Early in my profession, my boss was a staunch Baptist in Midland, Texas.  He insisted that all employees in the CPA firm that I worked was required to attend a “Business Revival”.  I attended and was deeply skeptical that I would learn anything in a way that would enhance my beliefs or change my way of thinking.  Boy, was I wrong?  The preacher quoted this Proverb and said the more we give of our time, our talent and our wealth, God’s abundance will follow.  He went on to say the we cannot imagine the magnitude nor the depth of that abundance.  Wow, this was powerful and it did change the way I was thinking.  Go figure.  His words rang true in my life.  I found as I gave more, God gave right back but always with such abundance.  That is saying a lot for this accountant.

Time, Talent and/or Treasure.  These are some of the foundations and obligations in calling us to our faith.  St Elizabeth, St Coleman and St Catherine churches need all of our help.  With the COVID pandemic, celebrating weekly mass where our offerings are collected have substantially declined; our bills and expenses however, continue.  We need your help.  The Finance Committee and Father Luis have set up a way for families to meet their financial commitment to our Church.  There are three ways for you to contribute on a weekly or monthly basis: 1) self-addressed envelopes for those that want to send checks are at the exit to mass today, 2) for those that are more digitally connected and want to send their monthly pledge electronically from their bank, you will find the Church’s bank’s ABA number and account number; and 3)  should you have your bank issue your monthly pledge (by check) below you will find the Church’s mailing address.  Thank you!

Bank Routing Number:  Coming Soon!  We will post on our website shortly.          

Account Number:  Coming Soon!  We will post on our website shortly.


St Elizabeth Church

14095 Woodland Avenue

Guerneville, CA 95446

Blessing of new Finance Committee members Otto and Barbara Kobler, Chris Kollaja. Thank you Barbara, Otto and Chris for contributing your talents, time and treasures during these very challenging times.