Giving at St. Patrick
Throughout sacred scripture God tells us that everything belongs to God. He made the world and all that is in it. He made us and blessed us with absolutely every gift we have. Our lives, our families, our health, our education, our unique talents and skills, our job and our income are all blessings from God, entrusted into our care for the good of all people. We are called to return just a small portion of our gifts back to the Lord for the sake of our parish community; not simply for just the programs we participate in but for the greater need of the Church and our community.
Your financial Stewardship gift is used to advance the mission of St. Patrick Parish, support our services to our community, offset the costs associated with day-to-day operations of the parish, and our parish programs. Additionally, your contribution benefits our sacramental preparation services, liturgical programs, and Christian Formation programs.
You may make a contribution online (either a one-time donation or on a monthly/weekly basis) using the portal below. You may also create a username and password to keep track of your giving and for ease-of-use. Additionally we have electronic Kiosks in the Narthex of the church that can be used for electronic, one-time donations.
Give by Cash or Check
You may make a contribution by cash or check using a Stewardship envelope or by placing funds directly in the offertory basket at mass. Additionally you may make a donation by check or money order made out to St. Patrick Catholic Community. Checks can be mailed to the parish: St. Patrick Catholic Community, 10814 N. 84th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85260.
Other Ways to Give
There are many other ways to give financially to our parish. Options include stocks or bonds, including the parish in a will or trust, donations of land or property, and many more. Please contact Sue Orlando (480-998-3843 x. 119) in the parish office to discuss these options. Thank you for taking the time to make a special contribution to our community!
Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions
“A popular magazine recently listed 20 bad financial habits. Number one was “Not Having a Budget” – not planning how you are going to spend the limited resources you have. This can easily be applied to the “Giving” part Stewardship GPS, “Giving, Praying and Serving”. Do you have an annual budget for your charitable giving? Do you start a new year and consciously decide how much you are going to give back to the Lord and to your neighbors in need? My wife and I have created an annual charitable giving budget for many years, and have found it to be very helpful. It avoids answering every request we receive from being an “ad hoc” decision, or one limited to how much we have in our checking account at the moment. Electronic giving via a debit/credit card is also helpful in implementing our pre-planned collection plate contribution. We are called to be generous as our Heavenly Father is generous with us.
How much should you be budgeting for charitable giving? Traditionally, many Christians believe the 10% figure of the Old Testament to be an appropriate guide. But the New Testament (1 Cor 16:2) only says that giving should be in keeping with your income. That may mean sometimes giving more, or sometimes giving less than the 10%. And St. Paul reminds us: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor 9:7”Alex Cudzewicz