After "mommy" and "daddy", one of the first words spoken by children is "mine". We regard our money as ours even though we have been blessed by God with the ability to earn funds. You are asked to make a sacrificial gift to help with God's work. Sacrifice is different for everyone depending on what they have or what they earn. All funds needed to provide worship space, works of charity, evangelization and services come from parishioners. However, stewardship of treasure is based on your need to give and the knowledge that you become closer to God as you realize your own sacrifice for others.