Saint Patricia Parish and School uses GiveCentral for online giving. Set up regular donations, your weekly Sunday Offering, pay school and religious education fees, and help us save time and money without ever writing a check.
What we celebrate as a faith community in the Eucharist is an offering of who we are at this moment in time. We offer ourselves, our gifts, our hopes and our prayers which we bring with our community to this celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In our baptism, we acknowledge that we are each called and gifted by God. We are asked to bring and share our gifts to our faith community and to the world.
The world is changing, and sometimes when we are asked to share our treasure, we no longer carry checks. We are not alone. Less than 4 percent of those under age 30 write checks. Less than 12 percent of those under age 50 write checks. Forty percent of our population over 65 prefers to pay electronically. GiveCentral is a tool we are making available to make it easier for you to give. The tool is safe and secure, but most importantly it is a response to parishioners request to make it easier to give.
We still welcome any gift in any form but we know for many of you this is the easiest way to give. The tool can also help our parish leadership as well. It makes it easier to budget knowing what funds will be available. It makes our accounting easier and eases any security concerns regarding the transport of cash and checks.
Questions about online giving? Just ask!
Put your everyday shopping dollars to work. Earn Tuition Credit without spending anything additional. Simply purchase gift cards from stores that participate in The Scrip program! Grocery, gasoline, clothing, entertainment, and household goods can be purchased using scrip.
Each year St. Patricia School and Religious Education families receive credit toward their next year's tuition by participating in the Gift Cards for Education program. Vendors sell their gift cards to us at a discount and we sell them to you at face value. The difference is a profit which is split 50/50 between the participating families and St. Patricia School. The more you buy, the larger your tuition credit. It's like getting FREE money.
Help out our school by clipping Campbells UPC codes and Boxtops for Education from Campbells products. Our school can earn cash for equipment. There is a collection box in the gathering space in Church. Once you start looking, you'll see these little pink coupons everywhere! Each Box Top coupon is worth 10¢ for our school. We may earn up to $20,000 cash per year from the Clip program. Please help by clipping!
Cancellation of Mass is leading to significant losses in our offertory income, which is placing all our ministries and operations at significant risk. Many people in our parish and community depend upon your regular, weekly offertory contributions and, during this current challenge, they are needed more than ever.
Please consider giving online at Give Central where you can make a weekly offertory contribution to our St. Patricia family and keep the vital ministries and services we provide going. We ask you to prayerfully consider maintaining your regular weekly donation level or even increasing it during these times.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Development-
9050 S. 86th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457