"We want you to know, brothers, of the grace of God that has been given to the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For according to their means, I can testify, and beyond their means, spontaneously, they begged us insistently for the favor of taking part in the service to the holy ones. Now as you excel in every respect, in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness, and in the love we have for you, may you excel in this gracious act also." 2 Corinthians 8:1-4,7
“The faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2043
We encourage all parishioners to support the mission of our parish to proclaim, celebrate and live our faith by making a commitment to give a regular, fixed, sacrificial financial offering. We especially ask parishioners to give electronically via FAITH DIRECT.
Our parish welcomes extraordinary gifts, which are special because of the amount given or because of the nature of the gift. In the past, for example, parishioners have donated large cash gifts in memory of loved ones, have given U.S. Treasury Bonds, have left bequests in their wills–or have given gifts for specific purposes like to assist the poor or for particular objects like sacred vessels or vestments, having inquired about any particular parish needs. All gifts are tax deductible. For more information about extraordinary gifts, please speak to the Pastor or to the parish Business Manager.
There are many ways to support the mission of St. Charles Parish, ways in which the Church, you, and your loved ones can all benefit at the same time. These giving techniques are called “planned gifts”: through thoughtful planning, you can benefit yourself and your parish. For example:
You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
You can give appreciated assets such as stock or real estate and realize larger tax savings.
You can get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift.
You can “loan” the parish investment assets for a time, receive a tax break, and have them eventually pass on to your heirs.
You can even donate your home, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.
THE BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL
Here are the parish results for the most recent Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA):
Where to Begin?
Identify your goals at a very high level, and then seek help from professionals to refine them.
Explore giving strategies that make sense for your own personal financial situation and goals.
Most people need help in understanding and implementing these planned giving strategies.
Contact your own tax or financial advisors
Get in touch with the St. Charles Parish Business Manager
Speak with the Director of Development of the Diocese of Arlington:
Diocese of Arlington
Office of Development
200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811
Arlington, VA 22203