How to Afford Catholic Education: Stewardship


OLMC provides an excellent opportunity for active members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in our stewardship program. Did you know that stewardship families have access to most parish services at no cost,* including tuition at OLMC School? Family stewardship is the parish’s way of assisting families, who are actively involved in the parish, to afford Catholic education. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:

  1. What is a Stewardship Family/Household?
    Stewardship families are members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish who desire to make a more concrete and accountable commitment toward faithful stewardship of their time, talent, and treasure.
  2. How do we become a Stewardship Household?
    Stewardship families meet with Deacon Jim Brett to sign a Covenant Agreement pledging to honor God by devoting time to family prayer, attending mass at the parish, involving themselves in parish or school ministries, and tithing at least 7% of their gross treasure.
  3. When is the enrollment period?
    A family should have a Covenant Agreement on file in the parish office by May 30, 2017 in order to receive school services at no cost.* Covenant Agreements are renewed annually.

*Note: Certain school fees still apply.

If you’re currently a stewardship family and wish to renew your Covenant Agreement, please contact Deacon Jim to schedule a time to meet with him. More information is available on the website. Please visit the parish website or contact Deacon Jim Brett at 480-967-8791, ext. 225 to learn more.