Support Our Parish!
Sharing of one’s financial resources, or one’s treasures, expresses stewardship. The goal of a faithful steward is to return 10% of their gross household income to God: 5% through the parish, 1% through the annual Catholic Services Appeal (CSA), and 4% to other charities. This is done with an attitude of gratitude.
The parish also tithes! We tithe 5% of the gross weekend offertory income to other charities doing ministry in the world, the USA, and our local community. Requests for possible tithe recipients are solicited from parishioners in February. The Parish Tithing Committee uses distribution guidelines to distribute our tithe. The parish has tithed over $1,000,000!
Ways to Give
Giving is easy and can be accomplished in many ways:
- Make your gift online.
- Make your gift via text message by texting GIVE to (616) 323-9762.
- Cash or check donations delivered or mailed to the parish office.
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) established through your bank on a one time or recurring basis.
Click here to sign up for Online Giving.
If you are interested in using a credit or debit card to assist you in being a faithful steward, please contact Cindy Thomas in the Parish Business Office.
The Education Fund was established so parishioners and members of the community can help support our vibrant, preschool through 8th grade Catholic grade school, St. Anthony of Padua School.
As many of you know, the costs of providing a Catholic education have increased in recent years. Our Education Foundation helps us ensure that our school can continue providing students with an unparalleled Catholic education for years to come. Gifts made to the Foundation become part of the principle and only the interest earned on the fund is spent. This fund is a means to promote, encourage and aid the parish’s outstanding adult education, religious education and school programs.
Our Parish Endowment was created as a way for parishioners and community members to invest in the future of St. Anthony of Padua. In financial terms, an endowment is an investment fund set up for the donation of money or property with the stipulation that the fund be invested and the principal remains intact. The purpose of this being that the donation then has a greater impact over a long period of time due to compounding interest. The interest earned on the principal of the Parish Endowment will then assist the parish in maintaining and improving the superior quality of the parish’s many and varied ministries in service to God and God’s people.
Please know that any donation – large or small – is very much appreciated.
Questions? Need help getting started? Contact the Business Office.
Cindy Thomas | firstname.lastname@example.org | (616) 453-8229, ext. 104