An easy means of giving and an excellent way to practice Stewardship. Using envelopes allows directed giving to both general and special collections throughout the year. A statement of contributions is sent to all envelope participants who have donated more than $250 at year-end. Please drop by the Pastoral Center to enroll and receive St. Lawrence envelopes by mail. Envelopes are mailed monthly, and may be returned via the US Mail to St. Lawrence. You may also download the form, and return it to us.
St. Lawrence Martyr church has an revamped program of online giving using Faith Direct. Using online giving allows you to make contributions from either your checking account or credit card. One of the great benefits of online giving is convenience. Once you set up your account, you can decide how often to give – once a week, monthly, annually. Once you sign up for online giving, you will no longer receive offertory envelopes at your home.
I invite you to consider online giving. This program already accounts for nearly 25% of our weekly collection. It is a great tool to financially support our parish and our many ministries. One of the great benefits of online giving is convenience. Once you set up your account, you can decide how often to give – once a week, monthly, annually. Once you sign up for online giving, you will no longer receive offertory envelopes at your home. Please follow this video for directions on how to sign up.
Weekly Sunday Offering Basket
You are also welcome to drop cash or checks into the collection baskets that are provided at Mass; however, without envelopes we are not able to provide you with a year-end contribution statement.
Remember St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Your Will or Trust
Remembering St. Lawrence through your Will or Trust creates a lasting legacy for generations to come and is a beautiful way to be remembered. Our correct legal title is:
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles
A Corporation Sole for the benefit of:
St. Lawrence Martyr Church
Stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares that have appreciated can be given to St. Lawrence and deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution for the full market value at the time the gift is made. In addition, Capital Gains Tax is not payable on the appreciated value. Before making a securities gift, please consult your tax advisor for specific details relevant to your tax situation. Please notify the parish office in writing of your intention to donate securities in order to ensure proper accounting and acknowledgment. We will provide you with the form to give to your broker. Please contact Virginia Dargen for more information