1. Interac e-Transfer
Using online banking: send e-transfer to email@example.com (it is directly deposited, no password needed). Please put your full name and envelope number in the message box along with any special offering designation.
2. Parish Offertory
Click on the link Parish Offertory – Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation (dscf.ca) to be brought to online donation through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.
For those wanting to utilize the Pre-Authorized Giving Program you may complete the form provided below and return it to the parish office, by mail, email, or through the Sunday collection basket. Thank you for your continued support!
Pre-Authorized Giving FAQ
- What is a Pre-authorized Giving Program?
It is a way to financially support the parish through weekly or monthly contributions from your personal bank account or major credit card. There is NO cost to participate. This program provides ongoing services, ministries, and pastoral salaries year round.
- How does it relate to the use of weekly envelopes?
If you participate in the Pre-authorized Giving Program, it replaces the use of weekly envelopes. Envelopes for special appeals are available to you.
- What if I would like something to physically drop into the collection?
Offering cards are available in the Welcome Area for your use.
- Can I contribute to special collections including parish and diocesan collections?
Yes, all parishioners have the opportunity to contribute to special collections including Christmas, Easter, and all diocesan collections. A box of special envelopes for this purpose will be forwarded to you. Extra payments can be processed by the parish office with your specific instructions.
- How do I sign up?
Signing up is easy. Fill out the registration form and return it to the parish office. Indicate your preferred start date.
- How soon will pre-authorized debits start?
You can indicate your preferred start date. For bank debit, the soonest would be the month following receipt of your form. For credit card, pre-authorized giving can begin as soon as your authorization form is received.
- How do I change information such as amount, bank/credit card number, frequency, or mailing address?
- Do I receive a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes, all parishioners participating in the Pre-Authorized Giving Program receive an official receipt for income tax purposes for the calendar year at the same time as envelope givers.
- Can I sign up for automatic contributions even if I am not registered with the parish or residing within the parish boundaries?
Yes. Anyone who would like to support Holy Spirit parish is encouraged to participate.
The Sunday Offering
The weekly collection humbly expresses the community’s faith. The silent routine accompanies the spirit of selflessness that unites believers. Whether your gift is large or small, the collection expresses what we have in common – a desire to share.
In the Mass, the collection occurs at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Its placement is significant. It is not an admission fee to get into the building. It is part of the heart of the Mass. Every Mass celebrates the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. That sacrifice unfolds before our eyes as the gifts we bring, the bread and wine, are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ and offered to God.
This sacrificial action begins when we carry bread and wine to the altar during the preparation of the gifts. They represent our offering to God and our communion with God. Just as the Body and Blood of Christ bring heavenly nourishment to our community, so the collection brings material aid. That material aid is no small matter. Your church depends on your gift.
The charity which underlies the collection results from faith. We believe that what we have comes from God, and we know it was given for the enjoyment of all. A habit of giving comes from the heart that has learned the satisfactions of generosity. A habit of giving offers us peace in that we are doing our part to make the world a better, more generous place. This is an invitation to all wage earners to recognize God’s gifts and participate in providing the ministries and services offered through Holy Spirit parish.
All cheques for donations, including special collections, should be made payable to
HOLY SPIRIT PARISH
You may indicate details regarding the contribution on the envelope you use to place your cheque in.
Parish offertory envelopes are available by contacting the parish office at 306-374-1425 or completing our parish registration form.
Leaving a Legacy and Remembering Your Church
By leaving a gift in your will or estate to help Holy Spirit, the impact will be felt and remembered for generations.
For more information, please contact the parish office at 306.374.1425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.