St. Francis Circle
You, too, can be like St. Francis by making the environmentally-conscious decision to make your monthly gift to the Diocesan Development Drive through automatic credit card or bank draft. Electronic giving saves the cost of printing, mailing and postage for Pledge Reminders, and check payments, which protects the resources given to us by God. By helping to reduce overhead costs, more of your gift directly supports the ministries, programs, and services of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.
Bishop’s Leadership Society
The Bishop’s Leadership Society was established in 2004 to recognize those people who support Diocesan ministries through significant annual gifts to the Diocesan Development Drive. These gifts ensure the Catholic Church in Utah continues to care for the pastoral needs of families, their children, and the many others who seek help through Diocesan ministries, programs, and services. The theme of the Bishop’s Leadership Society Fiat Voluntas Tua, from the Lord’s Prayer, Your will be done, is the episcopal motto of Bishop Solis taken from his Coat of Arms.
Levels of Giving
Representing the Diocesan side of the Bishop’s Coat of Arms, four levels of giving are offered to reflect each parishioner’s personal response to the call of stewardship.
Splendor of the Father: $10,000
The cross that emblazons the sail of the ship calls to mind the Father’s love in sending Jesus, His only son.
Star of The Sea: $5,000
On the waves of the Great Salt Lake, this symbolism derives from a third century writing of St. Hippolytus: The world is a sea, in which the Church, like a ship, is beaten by the waves but not submerged.
Light of Christ: $2,500
The comet above the ship’s sail, is taken from the Coat of Arms of Pope Leo XIII, during whose pontificate the Diocese of Salt Lake was erected in 1891.
Anchor of Faith: $1,000
The ship at sail represents the Catholic Church of Utah.