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.
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.
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
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..
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.
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.