A Small Donation Makes a Huge Difference
There are many ways to donate to our Parish and ministries. We thank you in advance for your financial support.
Most of our parishioners receive weekly donation envelopes in the US Mail. These envelopes arrive about every 4-6 weeks. Included with your weekly contributions are envelopes for ‘special collections’. All of these envelopes can be placed in the collection baskets at weekend Masses, or can be mailed to the church. If you are not receiving your weekly envelope, please contact the parish office.
Gallon by Gallon
An ongoing fund that is specifically designated for painting, restoration and repair of our churches. Gallon by Gallon envelopes are on the tables in both churches. They can be deposited in the collections at Mass or mailed to the church.
Electronic Credit/Debit Card
For your convenience, we accept donations through your bank card. This can be done on a regular monthly basis, or a one-time transaction. Please call the office to make arrangements.
Leave a Legacy
“You can’t take it with you” does not mean “you can’t leave it behind as you wish.” One of our important obligations as stewards is to provide for the needs of loved ones, charities and church after our death. Consider one of these options which may assist our parish, and leave your legacy for many years to come.
- Do you have a will? Have you reviewed & updated it recently? Now may be the perfect time to contact your attorney about your estate planning, and perhaps naming St. Bernard Parish as one of the recipients.
- Many persons bought life insurance when they were raising children and needed that added protection. Today they may not need the policy. By naming St. Bernard Parish as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy, they can receive a charitable deduction, be rid of the policy, and benefit the parish. Or, if they continue making premium payments, they are tax deductible! Check with your insurance agent for details.
- A relatively new way of making a planned charitable gift is for the donor to designate our parish and other charities as the recipient of a personal IRA account or other retirement account. Talk to your tax preparer or financial advisor about how you can “leave a legacy” through a retirement account.
- The tax code provides many legal ways of protecting our estate from excessive taxes. Consult your financial advisor on ways of assuring that your estate passes on to your heirs, charities, and church, with minimum taxation.