Why We Give

The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives where we can faithfully proclaim the gospel. Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. We trust in Him and His provision instead of our perceived self-sufficiency. As people of faith, we give faithfully and generously. The Bible makes clear that we are to honor God in all things, giving cheerfully of the resources he has entrusted to us. We call this kind of giving “stewardship.” (Proverbs 3:9; 2 Corinthians 9:7). Stewardship by definition means “the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.” We support this concept of stewardship by offering you several ways to give.

The easiest way for you to give is thru Realm, our secure online community. You can give one time or set-up a re-occurring donation and pick which fund you want to give you. Example: Sunday Collection If you are currently signed up for Give+, please close your account and sign up for Realm giving before Dec. 1st, 2019. If you have questions please contact stewardship@spagr.org.

Gifts of stocks, bonds or other securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or other securities will receive a tax deduction based on the value of the security on the date of the gift. With long-term appreciated securities (those held longer than 12 months), you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements

Gift of Planned Giving

Including St. Paul the Apostle in your estate planning is a powerful act of philanthropy, one that serves as a testament to your belief in the importance of Catholic education our mission. Bequests and life insurance transfers are among the planned gift options that can be beneficial to the parish, school and the donor. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements.

Gift in Memoriam

Give in memory or in honor of a loved one. When you honor the life of someone with a memorial gift to St. Paul the Apostle, you further their legacy by choosing to support all families seeking a Catholic education for their children and/or helping the Parish to evangelize in our community.

Capital Campaign – Our Shepherds Our Future (Nov/Dec 2019)

The Our Shepherds – Our Future Capital Campaign will support two initiatives that received solid support from laity and clergy during last summer’s diocese wide feasibility study: Seminarian Education and Clergy Retirement. “I am confident that by working together, clergy and laity alike, we can lead our diocese into the future by addressing these initiatives now. I ask you to join me in prayer and generosity as we embark on this historic and transformational journey as one Church.” – Bishop Walkowiak

Amazon Smile “Easy Giving”

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to St. Paul the Apostle. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Simply click on the shop now button below and start shopping. All eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to St. Paul the Apostle Church and School

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