When you give, you make a difference in the lives of the people in the community of Pleasanton and surrounding areas. Together we help to make CCOP a vibrant place to worship, encourage spiritual growth and extend support to neighbors in need.
We praise God for the gifts and abundance in our lives. John 3:27 “No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven.”
We believe that all we have and all that we are come from God and that we are truly blessed.
We believe that God loves us and in his covenant he will take care of us.
We believe that we have a tremendous responsibility to be good stewards of his gifts.
We are called to give a portion of our gifts back to God in gratitude. Luke 6:38 “Give and gifts will be given to you.”
As Catholics we demonstrate our gratitude by giving back to the community and the Church.
Giving is true expression of our faith, we believe that when we give in the spirit of love, God will return the gift abundantly.
Stewardship requires that we give in a purposeful, planned and conscientiously manner, out of our first fruits and not just from excess.
By giving back we are helping the community in which we live. Matthew 25:40 “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Jesus tasks us with the responsibility to care of others by sharing our gifts.
Our gifts are a legacy and our investment in the future of our parish, and our joy is multiplied when it is divided among others.
We are not isolated individuals; we are members in a community in which we should treat others as family. As members of this Catholic family we share in a pride of ownership in our parish. With this commitment, when we enter the church we feel like we are walking into an extension of our home and family.