Stewardship is a spiritual attitude about who we are and what we have. It begins with the realization that everything we are and everything we own are gifts freely given to us by a God who loves us and calls us into relationship. With that understanding comes both a desire to somehow ‘give back’ in thanksgiving some share of all we’ve been given and a growing awareness of our responsibility to use those gifts wisely. Stewardship is this attitude of responsive and responsible gratitude.
Saint Raymond Parish relies on the generosity of our parishioners to exist to love and serve another day. Below are descriptions of different ways that you can share in your parish’s financial stability, in conjunction with or instead of your Sunday Envelope:
Direct Debit/Credit Card
On-line giving couldn’t be easier. This option is available for your Sunday giving, sharing or any kind of donation you would like to give to Saint Raymond. Payments can be debited from your account on the day you have chosen. This is a wonderful way to insure that you are giving consistently to the financial support of the parish. We accept, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Please visit GiveCentral.org to set up your direct debit or credit card payments/contributions.
- Log in to GiveCentral.org
- Organization Name: St Raymond de Penafort Parish and School
- Select your Event or Events
- Complete your profile and payment information
Questions regarding GiveCentral.org, please contact the Parish Ministry Center at 847-253-8600..
This is perhaps the best way to make a gift as you can give and save at the same time. Stocks, bonds and even mutual funds that have appreciated can be given and your deduction is for the full market value at the time the gift is made. You also save by paying no capital gains tax on the sale of stock as you would have to do if you sold the stock and held the cash. See the following page to see how to transfer stock to St. Raymond parish.
You can sell stock that has declined in a down market and claim that loss on your tax return. Then, donate the cash from the sale of the stock and claim a charitable deduction on your tax return of the amount of the gift. A professional stock broker can assist you in making this type of gift.
If you are an employee or retiree of a company with a matching gift program, you can designate that a matching gift be given to the parish or the parish school. Ask your employer if they participate in such a program.
If you have any questions regarding the above please call the Parish Ministry Center at 847-253-8600. As always, thank you for your generosity throughout the year.