The Lord has given us so much! In turn, we are responsible for providing, out of our personal resources, money, time, and talent in support of the mission of the Church which sustains us.
The parish then exercises careful and responsible stewardship of the funds and resources in its care, so as to foster the work of the parish in evangelizing the good news of Christ, bringing Him to the needy, catechizing parishioners young and old, and providing a place of Worship and Communion for the members of the parish.
The use of envelopes—regardless of what, if anything, you put in them—is important. Their use documents your active participation in the faith life of the parish (information needed in order for a Letter of Eligibility to be issued when you are asked to be a baptism or confirmation sponsor) and facilitates the preparation of a statement of contributions for income tax purposes.
If you prefer to pay bills and manage your finances online, you can set up an account and make your parish offerings online. You will be able to specify exactly how much you are giving, how you are giving it (credit card or bank withdrawal), to what fund you are giving it, and when/how often you would like to contribute. It's safe and secure, and you can even track your giving history and pledge progress at any time. Just click the Online Giving button (on the Home page or the Online Giving page) to get started or access your existing account.
If you have questions about the security of online giving or the processes involved, check out the
Online Giving FAQ