Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7
As good stewards we are intentional in sharing our treasure and give it prayerful consideration. We strive to give joyfully from our first fruits in proportion to what we have been given. There are multiple ways of giving to your parish.
For your convenience, St. Charles Borromeo offers a simple and safe method of making offertory contributions via automatic payment from your checking or credit card account through our automated payment program Parish Pay. It’s simple and you do not need a computer to participate. You may visit Parish Pay to enroll online. You will be able to securely access and make changes to your account any time online or by calling them directly. There is no cost to you for joining or making your donations through this program. Donation cards are provided by Parish Pay which should be used weekly to indicate your participation in this program.
Envelopes are mailed monthly to every registered household in the parish.
Gifts of Stock or Securities
St. Charles Borromeo accepts donations of appreciated stock or securities. This method of giving may have tax benefits for you in the deferral of capital gains. More information can be found on the diocesan website.
Charitable Gifts from an IRA
Congress has once again passed legislation allowing individuals age 70 1/2 or older to make charitable contributions directly from their IRA without incurring taxes on such distributions. This method of giving is particularly beneficial to those of our parishioners who do not itemize their tax deductions.
Remember St. Charles Borromeo in Your Will
Have the following statement included in your will: “I leave to the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Peru, IN the sum of $_____ or_____ percent of the residue of my estate, whichever is greater, for its religious, educational and charitable works.”
If you would like more information about any of these methods of giving, please contact Kelley Douglass or 765-473-5543. As always, please contact your tax professional to discuss specific tax implications.
Thank you for your generosity!