What is Stewardship?

"Stewardship" is just another word for "giving." Since God has been so generous with us, we can express our gratitude to Him by being generous with our money, our time, our prayers, and our good works.

Throughout the year, the parish and the Archdiocese host various pledge campaigns, including:


What's the difference?

Many parishioners inquire about the differences between Parish Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal.  Here is a quick breakdown:


  • St. Nicholas parishioners support the Annual Parish campaign

  • Occurs in the Fall of each year

  • Pledge to the Parish (January - December)

  • Donations processed through the Parish

  • Parish sends bi-monthly envelopes

  • Tax statement provided by the parish office

  • Supports the ministries and good works of our parish community including:

    • St. Nicholas Catholic School

    • Sacramental preparation

    • Faith formation classes

    • Building maintenance

    • Pastor and parish staff

    • Other parish ministries and programs


  • Catholics across Western Washington support the Archdiocesan campaign

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year

  • Pledge to the Archdiocese (May - April)

  • Donations processed through the Archdiocese

  • Archdiocese sends monthly reminders

  • Tax statement provided by the Archdiocese

  • Supports over 60 ministries throughout Western Washington including:

    • Catholic Community Services

    • Catholic schools department

    • College campus ministry services

    • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

    • Seminarian and Deacon candidate services

    • Priests' retirement

Do you have questions about Stewardship? Contact:

Mary Shelton, Pastoral Administrator
(253) 948-3396

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: β€˜It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
— Acts 20:35