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Parish Ministries / Sharing Time and Talent
  We are grateful for the many ways that parish members give of themselves--their time and talent and treasure--to help this parish live out its mission and ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in learning about any of the parish groups or committees or ways to connect to parish ministries, please click on “Parish Ministries”. If you would like to download the most recent booklet which describes the various areas of parish ministry and gives a sense of what is involved in each, please click on “Together in Ministry” for the complete booklet. To download a form to fill out and turn in, indicating area(s) of interest, please click on Time and Talent Sheet, fill it out and turn it in on Sunday or at the parish office. As part of our parish commitment to Protecting God's Children, all parish volunteers are asked to review parish, diocesan, and state policies on safe environments for children and reporting possible abuse situations.  Then fill out the background authorization form and return it to the the parish office.  All information received is kept confidential and in a locked location. Click on Protecting God's Children.
 
Supporting the Parish Financially
     
The parish thrives because of the generosity of its members. We ask that people give according to their ability. The key is consistent, Sunday stewardship. Each registered household receives in the mail Sunday and special offering envelopes every two months. Some use them weekly. Some prefer to give monthly. But the parish depends on consistent giving. You may wish to review the Parish year-end Report and current budget summary.

Electronic Giving

Online Banking

Online Banking is one way to electronically contribute to the parish. Online banking is created using a computer and your bank's website. It is very easy to just go to your bank's website and follow the on-line banking directions. For most banks all you do is set up the parish as a "payee", enter an amount, your parish envelope number as the payee ID number, frequency, and the rest is done for you. The bank mails a check to the parish as often as you designate, which gets counted with the weekly offertory and then posted to your offertory amount. If you choose to use this option please let the office know so that we can stop mailing envelopes to you. This will be a cost savings for the parish as well.

Online Giving Website

We have set up a secure Online Giving Website with Our Sunday Visitor, which allows you to be in control of all your parish donations. You decide which ones, the frequency, the amount and the website will then forward the money directly to the parish's bank account at the appropriate time. If you choose this option, let the parish office know, since you no longer would need envelopes sent to you. The website allows for recurring gifts, one time gifts, Sunday, holyday, C.S.A. and capitol improvements gifts. You now can handle that all on your own.

Electronic Sunday Offering

If you prefer, we have the option for an Electronic Sunday Offering, which transfers funds directly from your account to the parish account. You choose how much and whether you prefer to have it deducted on the 15th or 30th of a month. You can add holyday and other specific donations as well. You can change it at any time. If you would like to download an E.S.O. form and fill it out, please click on “Electronic Sunday Offering” and mail it in, drop it off in person or in the Sunday collection. Our parish business manager will contact you to follow up.

Bequests/Wills

Please consider including SS. John and Paul Parish in your will. Gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, and real estate can be accepted by the parish. If you have questions about this, please contact the Parish Business Manager. ”

Catholic Services Appeal

This yearly appeal each May providves the largest source of funds to support the work and offices of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Each parish has a mandatory target that must be reached, or else the money comes out of the operating budget. The advantage to the parish, when you give a significant gift via the C.S.A., is that all monies help the parish 100%. No diocesan “tax” is taken out of these donations. Either the money helps the parish reach a mandatory target or else is returned to the parish 100% for its own use. Here at SS. John and Paul we consistently make our target and so a number of parishioners use the C.S.A. as a way to give extra support to the parish, knowing that all monies will directly benefit the parish. If you want a donation to be included in the C.S.A., please be sure to designate that in some way on the donation.

To download this year's C.S.A. appeal letter and pledge/donation form, click on CSA Pledge Form. You might find of interest as well our "Myths and Facts" sheet on the C.S.A.  To review all the archdiocesan information, including the budget connected to this year's C.S.A., click on Archdiocese of Detroit C.S.A.
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Year-End Donations

At times people are in a position at the end of a calendar year to offer an extra charitable gift to the parish. Since such donations are not included in how the C.S.A. target is calculated, these types of donations are also a good way to give the parish extra, significant donations.If you choose, you can use the online giving website to handle this year end donation.

Christmas Collection

The Christmas collection is not taxed by the diocese. That means that all monies stay in the parish for its own use. However, since the Christmas collection is factored into the calculation for C.S.A. mandatory targets, we recommend simply a usual Christmas gift and then give anything extra or significant either in a Year-End donation or the spring C.S.A. donation. If you choose, you can use th eonline giving website to handle the Christmas donation.

 



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