We ask every member to invest in our church with your time, your talent and your treasure. We ask each member to commit a percentage of your income as a gift to God through St. Francis’. We leave that percentage to you, but we know that the national average of gifts to churches is about 2.6%, and we think St. Francis’ is a little bit above average. So if you don’t know what percentage of your income to give to St. Francis’, we suggest you start by considering 3%, and see what that looks like. Some of our parishioners have adopted the Biblical tithe as their benchmark for giving, and find it a meaningful and satisfying practice.
We also ask every parishioner to remember your church in your will, maybe with a percentage of your estate to be left to the church as a permanent legacy of your care. Talk to a financial advisor. There are many creative ways to make a significant planned-giving bequest, and many of them have very attractive tax benefits. Whatever you give, do it gratefully.
For detailed information on the different ways you may give to St. Francis, select from the drop-down menu on the "Giving" tab, above.