Ways to Give
The Offertory, or Collection, at Mass is an integral part of the Sunday liturgy, not just because it is the primary means by which the parish receives financial support from the parishioners, but because it is also an expression of our gratitude to God for the blessings He has given us to return a portion of them back to Him for use by His Church.
By our baptism as Catholics we are called to be stewards of God’s gifts to us, to use them in ways that build up our families, our parish, our community, and our world. In that stewardship, we are encouraged to be deliberate and intentional in weighing our various obligations against our limited resources as we decide where we spend those resources of time and money and effort. When we give to our parish and to the greater Church, we are witnessing to our children and to the world about our values and about what’s important to us.
Bequests or Planned Gifts - A planned gift is a way to support the parish that can cost nothing during your lifetime, can provide significant tax savings and can create a personal legacy for you that can continue to pass on your values to future generations. Such gifts can be restricted to particular purposes or provide for the general operation of the parish. They can be revocable or irrevocable. In fact, there are many forms that a planned gift can take. For information on making a planned gift, please contact the Finance & Operations Manager at [email protected].