Weekly Offertory and Special Collections
The weekly offertory collections taken during our weekend masses are an important source of income for our parish. Your weekly financial contributions make a big difference in our parish. Here are just a few ways your weekly gift is used:
- To pay for the utilities which keep the parish buildings running efficiently for all those who gather for prayer, education or social ministry.
- To purchase the many supplies that are needed for our liturgies and sacraments, including hosts, wine, candles, prayer books and hymnals.
- To support the programs and staff which provide services to our parish families
- To maintain the parish facilities and grounds so that our parishioners and visitors enjoy a positive welcoming experience each time they visit
Every registered parishioner will receive personalized weekly offertory envelopes by mail. You can use these envelopes to make your regular offertory contributions at Mass and they will help us to record your donation amounts for tax purposes. Envelopes will also be provided for special collections and Holy Days.
If you are not a registered parishioner or do not have your envelopes with you, you can simply drop your contribution into the offertory basket when it is passed. Blank envelopes with a place to write your name and/or envelope number on them are available at the end of the pew as well.
Harness the Power of Your IRA
Your IRA is a tool that helps you save for retirement and it also provides a smart way to contribute to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. When you give through your IRA, you can support your church, protect your hard earned savings from taxes, and qualify for benefits in return.
How It Works
If you are 72 or older, you can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA to your parish.
Along with making an immediate impact with your church, using your qualified charitable distribution or QCD will benefit you as well.
The transfer does not generate taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize.
If you are at least 72, your IRA gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
Note: It is important that your gift passes directly from your IRA to your church. If you withdraw the amount first, your gift will count as income and be taxable.
Also please remember St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church when planning in your Will.
Appreciated Stocks & Mutual Funds
Securities/Appreciated Stocks and Mutual Funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are some of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support your church while realizing important benefits for yourself.
When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You are also entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.
The end of the year is fast approaching, please contact your financial and/or tax advisors to set up the gift you would like to make and have it go directly to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, because if you withdraw the amount first in your name, your gift will count as income and be taxable.
Also if you wish for your gift to be counted for 2021 please contact your financial advisor by December 17.
You can make a bigger impact for your parish than you ever imagined - while receiving benefits in return. If you would like more information, contact:
Fr. Bruce Fogle, Pastor
Valeria Vessels, Director of Stewardship & Development