Here are some things to think about:
If your annual giving is $500 – you have paid for the hosts, wine, altar candles, etc for one month
If your annual giving is $1,500 – you have paid for our Sacramental Programs for one month
If your annual giving is $2,000 – you have paid for electricity for one month
If your annual giving is $3,500 – you have paid for our youth ministry program for one month
If your annual giving is $5,000 – you have paid for our school subsidies for three days
If your annual giving is $6,500 – you have paid for our religious education program for one month
Now for the startling fact – if your annual giving is nothing – you are still part of the calculation in figuring what our parish pays to support Catholic Education in our schools and Religious Education. We know that not every family has a child in one of our formation programs but you are still part of the equation. Every family counts. (The Catholic School System does not include the new Early Learning Childhood Center. The Parish provides no funding for this program whatsoever.)
While we currently have 43% of our registered families who give no financial support to our parish, astoundingly enough, over the past year we also have seen a decrease in giving of 66.1% in the families that do give.
In other words, the families that do provide financial support to the parish have decreased their giving 66.1%.
On a positive note, 21.2% of our families that do provide financial support have increased their giving. We need to have more increased giving.
Please prayerfully consider a 10 - 25% increase in your annual giving to help meet our ongoing needs. Don’t forget to return the commitment form that you received in the mail (blue sheet) at your earliest convenience.