Ways to Give (Stewardship)

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Give Through Prayer
Pray daily for yourself and family and include your parish community.

Give Your Gifts and Works
There are many ways to contribute to St. Francis of Assisi Parish through sharing your gifts and works. Please visit our Your Gifts: His Works section of the website to learn more about the many of the ways we encourage you to get involved in the Parish.

Give a Financial Gift
Financial gifts to the Parish are tax-deductible and enable the Parish to fulfill its mission to serve God and His people.

What Types of Financial Gifts are Helpful?

  • Sunday Offertory Donations - Regular Sunday donations, by envelope, check, or electronically, help with the operations of the Parish facilities and programs. Please consider making a Sunday contribution through direct debit transfer. This once a month transfer, on the first business day after the first of Sunday of the month, is offered without added cost to the parishioner. See link to Sunday Offering Direct Debit Form.

  • A Matching Gift - Your gift to St. Francis Parish may be matched by your employer's gift-matching program.

  • Transfer of Appreciated Stock - Donations of appreciated shares of stocks or mutual funds to St. Francis Parish can be very advantageous to donors. The donation of appreciated stock avoids capital gains tax.

  • A Memorial Gift in Honor of Another - These gifts to the Parish are given throughout the year on behalf of parishioners and others (living and deceased). Memorial donors are recognized for their thoughtful and generous gifts at the end-of-the-year in the Parish bulletin.

  • A Planned Gift or Bequest - Contribute through your will, trust, or retirement plan.  Donation of a planned gift gives the surviving family tax advantages along with the gratification of knowing they are honoring an organization that you held in high esteem.

Need assistance or have questions about these methods of financial gift giving?
Please contact our Parish office at parishoffice [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-769-2550 or Parish Business Manager, Dave Barera at dsbarera [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-821-2111.

  • Educational Trust Fund - The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Educational Trust Fund (ETF) exists primarily to provide long-term financial assistance to the school. The ETF is organized to accomplish this purpose by pooling gifts of money and by investing this permanent fund to generate an income, which is then awarded to the school annually. Make an online donation today.

  • School Annual Appeal - The Annual School Appeal provides critical resources to help “bridge the gap” between tuition charged and the actual cost of educating each student at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.  Annual School Appeal dollars help meet pressing needs such as operating support, building improvements, and curriculum and equipment upgrades for student use. Make an online donation today.

  • Tuition Assistance Program - The Tuition Assistance Fund at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School provides critical resources to families who have been impacted by job losses or other challenging situations to enable their continued enrollment at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.  Contributions to the Tuition Assistance Fund help ensure that families have access to affordable Catholic education. To make an online donation to the Tuition Assistance Fund, please click here. Make an online donation today.
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Forms and Resources
Sunday Offering Direct Debit Form

Learn about Your Gifts: Your Works

Educational Trust Fund Donation Form

School Annual Appeal Donation Form

Tuition Assistance Fund Donation Form