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Thank you for visiting the “Opportunities to Give” page of our website. Our goal is to create simple and convenient ways for parishioners and guests to make a contribution to our parish community. At St. Bridget Church, the meaning of giving and stewardship is reflected all around us each and every day. God has generously provided for our parish.  May God continue to bless our parishioners, their families and our guests. Thank you for your continued support.

Online Giving

You will see several different categories where you can direct your contribution and then simply continue through the PayPal process we have set up. (Please note you do not have to set up a PayPal account to make a contribution.) This is a convenient way to give back to our parish community whether you want to use this service for your weekly offering or a one-time contribution/gift.

 

Regular Contribution

Debt Retirement

Church Gift (Please specify if you would like to give to a specific area.)

School Gift (Please specify if you would like to give to a specific area.)

Other (Please specify)

 


 

Automatic Electronic giving

Want to save time, simplify your life and support our parish?

St. Bridget offers our parishioners the convenience of Electronic Giving/ACH — an automated program that enables you to make weekly and Holy Day contributions without having to write a check or reach into your wallet for cash! Electronic giving/ACH provides stability to our weekly collection and saves the church the fees incorporated with mailing envelopes during the year.

Here is how it works:

You authorize a specified amount of money to be electronically transferred directly to the parish account from your checking or savings account on a pre-determined day of the month.

It is fast, safe and easy! The electronic transfer will cost you NOTHING and you save the cost of the check. Your bank / credit card statements will provide you with a record of transfers as additional proof of your contributions. You will also receive a tax statement from the church at the end of the year.

Click here to download the ACH form or pick one up in the church office.


 

Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Giving/ACH

 ACH stands for Automated Clearing House. This is a national system used for the electronic transfer of funds from one financial institution to another.

Electronic giving makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments - even when you can’t attend church or when you don’t want to bring cash or checks. Giving electronically helps the church save money by not paying for the printing and mailing of contribution envelopes. Electronic giving also provides consistent, regular income which helps regulate the budget.

Once you complete and sign an authorization form and return it to the church office, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account on the scheduled dates.

Electronic contributions for “regular contributions” are debited on the 15th of each month; contributions for “debt retirement” are debited on the 1st of the month. If the 1st or 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, transfers are made on the next business day.

Yes. Just indicate the amount you wish to donate in the “Annual Contributions” section.

Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transactions and the church will provide a printed statement at the end of the year listing all contributions.

Notify the church and we will give you a new authorization form to complete. (Please note: the church office needs at least 7 business days advance notice to change the transfer.)

 Nothing! Electronic transfers are free to both you and the parish.

 You can cancel your authorization by notifying the church in writing at any time. (Please note: the church office needs at least 7 business days advance notice to stop the transfer.)

Complete and sign the authorization form and return it to the church along with a voided check or savings account deposit slip.

This form will remain active until you notify the office in writing of any changes. We do ask that parishioners periodically review their contribution amounts and consider making adjustments to reflect normal standard of living increases with church expenses.


Catholic Services Appeal (CSA)

"Placing your gifts at the service of others unlocks the fullness of Christ. It turns little or nothing into enough and more."

Please prayerfully consider donating to this year's Catholic Services Appeal to help St. Bridget fulfill our goal of $144,368. Use this link to donate online or bring cash/check to the church and we will take care of submitting it for you.

More information about the CSA can be found on the Diocesan website.


Planned Giving

After considering the needs of your family, you may wish to leave all, or a portion, of your estate to St. Bridget Church. By contributing to our parish, we have an opportunity to serve people in ways we could never accomplish without your financial support. Even small gifts are appreciated – just look what our Lord did with the loaves and fishes!

Planned giving can include gifts of cash or securities from regular income,  life insurance, retirement accounts (IRA, 401 k, 403 b), real estate, personal property (art, collectibles, equipment), or business assets (closely-held stock, partnership interest).

By making a charitable gift, you have the opportunity to say “thank you” to your faith community; the satisfaction of knowing that work you valued in this life will be carried on after your death; and you may possibly reduce taxes for your heirs since most charitable gifts are deducted from the estate before taxes.

Memorials: Families and friends are encouraged to preserve their loved one’s memory at St. Bridget Church through appropriate memorial gifts dedicated to the glory of God and the work of our parish. The Pastor and parish administrator are available for suggestions and assistance in this matter.

Bequests: An excellent way for you to support our parish and leave a lasting legacy is to name us in your will or living trust. All you have to do is name St. Bridget Church as the beneficiary and we will handle all the details of blessing the work of any ministry you desire with the assets that you designate.

Gifts: Specified and non-specified gifts are accepted at any time. Specified gifts are made when the donor has identified a designated purpose(s) to which the funds should be directed.  Non-specified gifts are made when the donor has identified no designated purpose to which the funds should be directed, but has expressed his or her clear intent that the funds be expended currently.