Supporting The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
We need help to continue to serve our faith community. Stewardship is a way of life that comes from seeing everything as a gift from God In an effort to cover the ever increasing cost of running our parish we are introducing a convenient way to support our faith community. Parish Pay is a simple and easy way to share your treasure.
Parish Pay provides parishioners a simple, secure and convenient way to support by enabling you to transfer your donations directly from your checking, savings, or credit card accounts through automated giving.
Where does my donation go?
Your donation goes to support the daily operation of the Church as well as the many charitable acts we are involved with. Current weekly donations account for just 22% of our operating budget, with your increased help we can use these funds to help in other areas of Parish life.
What are the benefits of giving online?
Allows you to plan your giving, in the same way you budget your other financial commitments. You no longer have to be concerned about catching-up missed offertory donations when you miss a Mass because you are out of town, on vacation, ill, etc. You can easily adjust the amount of your automated contribution (increase or decrease) via secure website access. You no longer need to write a check every week or go to the ATM before mass. This is also a great way to track your donations come tax time.
Is it a one-time donation or can I set up for multiple donations?
You can set your account up for a one time donation or have donations withdrawn weekly/monthly. It is easy to set up for either type of donation.
Can I give to the special collections or any other requests?
Yes, there are separate tabs for the special collections that are offered at certain masses throughout the year. We are also set up for donations to help with the current restoration going on.
How much should I give?
No one can—or should—tell you how to give or how much to give. This is a matter for you and you alone to decide. Each of us can contribute something to the Body of Christ and to our Parish. If you are unable to give monetarily right now then please consider serving as a volunteer and/or praying for the Lord to bless our Parish! Please know that whatever you give to our Parish, we are deeply grateful for your support and will keep you faithfully in our prayers.
We are all members of the Body of Christ and as such “should have equal concern for each other.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)
You also fulfill in a very real way the injunction to “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (Psalm 107:1)