Stewardship is the recognition that all we have is a gift from God and is central to the continued vitality of our faith community. In addition to the many Ministry opportunities (visit our Ministries pages for more information), your financial support of the parish is a reflection of your pride in it and a strong sense of ownership and responsibility.
Make a Donation to ICSJ Parish
You can use your credit card to make one-time donations for regular Sunday Offerings, Christmas and Easter Gifts, Mass Intentions, our Sharing Parish, and other general donations.
Financial Support Options
There are several ways to contribute to ICSJ Parish, including the Sunday collection basket, planned giving in a living will or trust, company matching gifts, gifts of stock or mutual funds, and E-Giving.
E-Giving (i.e., electronic giving; automatic payments made via the internet) provides perhaps the biggest benefit to both parishioners and the parish. E-Giving allows parishioners to easily plan and maintain a consistent giving level throughout the year, even when they’re unable to attend Mass. This consistency also greatly benefits the parish by helping it save money and plan its own budget. Parishes who have 30% or more of membership contributing through E-giving tend to operate in the black. Scroll down to review our E-giving FAQ.
The Parish and the Archdiocese offer many other options for giving. To enroll in these various programs, or for more information, please follow the links below or contact Mark Besztery, our Parish Business Manager. Note: please download and save the following documents to computer before completing.
E-Giving: Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the boxes below to see answers to some of the biggest questions parishioners have about E-Giving.
Why should I consider E-Giving?
There are many reasons, but the most important one might be that E-Giving allows you to easily plan and maintain a consistent giving level throughout the year, even when you’re unable to attend Mass. This consistency also greatly benefits the parish by helping it save money and plan its own budget.
How does E-Giving work?
Basically, your contribution amount is automatically and securely transferred from your credit card or bank account to the Parish bank account at regular intervals. You can essentially "set it and forget it." You choose the amount and the intervals and our service provider GiveCentral does the rest. You can set up recurring weekly, monthly, or annual contributions to suit your budget. You can even set the withdrawal date or change your contribution amount at any time.
If I use my credit card for payments, will I still receive program rewards?
Yes. Your contribution is considered a normal charge on your card, so you'll rack up even more points towards your rewards. Pretty slick!
I'm uncomfortable with not putting something in the collection basket.
You're not alone. Many people don't want to give the appearance that they're not giving and/or they want to set a good example for their children. There are a couple of options that will let you take advantage of all the benefits of online giving:
- You can place a green "I Gave Using E-Giving" card in the collection basket; cards can be found in the back of the church.
- Many parishioners set up a plan where they designate a portion of their weekly contribution to GiveCentral then use it in conjunction with their weekly offertory envelopes (which you may still choose to receive, by the way).
Will my personal information be safe?
GiveCentral protects your account information with industry standard data encryption. This means your personal information is guaranteed to be safe and secure. Read more here under the Security tab.
Is there a fee?
No. Not only is the service free but it also saves you any costs associated with writing a check each week. Applicable fees may still apply if you set up your account with your credit card.
How will I know if my contribution is being made?
GiveCentral contributions are made at regular intervals of your choosing, and will reflect on your monthly bank or credit card statement just like any other transaction.
Will my contribution still be tax deductible?
Yes. All contributions made with GiveCentral are tax deductible per 501(c)3 guidelines.
What if I decide I don't like E-Giving?
You can cancel your account at any time, without any penalties, by simply calling the Parish Office.
Ok, I'm convinced. How do I get started?
Just click the E-Giving Enrollment Form button below and follow the instructions. The Parish will process your request quickly, so you'll be E-Giving in no time!