Annual Catholic Appeal Brochure - DIGITAL BROCHURE FROM ARCHDIOCESE
http://www.annualcatholicappeal.com/ - WEBSITE
“You are the temple of God” - 1 Corinthians 3:16
Please be aware that on February 22 and 23, the Cardinal will speak by way of a CD at all masses throughout the Diocese and launch the Catholic Appeal for 2014. His remarks will center on this year’s theme for the annual appeal which is drawn from next Sunday's second reading (1Corinthians 3;16-23): You are the temple of God.
Please spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal brochure linked above. Please remember that the Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift payable in installments.
As you review the work enabled by your contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal, please reflect on God’s gifts to you. He has given you all that you have. Your gifts to our parish, to the Archdiocese and to the work of the Church throughout the world should be given in gratitude for the continuing gifts that God gives you.
Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our Archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. Our combined gifts not only signify our gratitude to God, they fund a significant portion of the work of our Archdiocese.
The Church, through her people and many good leaders and priests has done wonderful things for others, especially those most needy among us. Any gift you give continues to help the work of the Church throughout the world. Here are a few examples:
- Grants and scholarships for schools serving economically disadvantaged communities;
- Support of parish ministries that provide religious education to children;
- Catholic Relief Services for aid to the poor;.
- SPRED (Special Religious Education) in over 100 parishes, including Saint Giles
These are just some of the ways any gift given to the Annual Catholic Appeal helps those in need. Each pledge makes a difference and does not have to be a one time gift, but can be made in installments.
Our target goal for the Appeal is $90,475.00. This is based on 6% of our last year’s offertory income. If we go over that amount, any excess funds come directly back into the parish. Although our parish needs are being addressed through our Shared Cup Campaign, remember that we are part of the larger Church. With that thought, I ask you to consider some gift to the Annual Appeal. We all need to remember that each day is God's gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to God!
Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.
|General Donations / Contributions through Parish Pay
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ParishPay is a service that is available for all parishioners who fulfill financial obligations & charitable donations electronically. For those who travel, work on weekends, or are homebound, ParishPay service may be especially helpful. ParishPay is becoming increasingly popular. Parishioners can access this website to enroll in ParishPay, check their current donation level, or adjust their donations:
It has come to our attention, that anyone using Internet Explorer as their browser may encounter a problem when trying to sign up for ParishPay.
It appears that certain versions of Internet Explorer do not allow you to advance past the initial ParishPay screen. The problem has been
identified as a "Compatibility View Settings" issue which
can be found under Tools.
Simply add Parishpay.com to "Websites
you've added to Compatibility View" and you should be fine. All other browsers (i.e. Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome, etc) seem to work fine.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to
contact the Parish Office at 708-383-3430 Ext 421.
For Parishioners who wish to enroll in ParishPay for the first time, just access the website listed above or fill out a ParishPay Enrollment Form below and return it to the Parish Business Office.
ParishPay Enrollment Form: For your convenience, ParishPay Enrollment Forms can also be mailed to the Parish Business Office at 1025 Columbian Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 for processing. Enrollment Forms can be printed in Adobe Reader (pdf format) through the link below or found on the display rack in the Church lobby.
ParishPay Enrollment Form in Adobe Reader (pdf - 59 KB) - Document
Please note: For Parishioners who are already contributing thru ParishPay and would like to contribute to the Capital Needs Fund, please contact ParishPay at 1-866-PARISH-1 and a representative will assist you to add the fund to your current account.
Thank you so much for your interest in donating to an Archdiocese of Chicago Parish, School or Agency. Please follow the steps outlined in the pdf document below. If further assistance is required, please contact Parish Operations - Stock Donation Representative by phone at 312-534-5399, fax at 312-534-5267 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stock / Mutual Fund Donation Procedures in Adobe Reader (pdf - 52 KB) - Document
Letter of Intention in Adobe Reader (pdf - 974 KB) - Document
Irrevocable Stock / Bond Power in Adobe Reader (pdf - 125 KB) - Document
When donating Securities via Electronic Transfer provide your bank or broker the following transfer instructions:
William Blair & Company - DTC #771
Account Number - 156-16135-1-2
Catholic Bishop of Chicago Account
For the Benefit of: St. Giles Parish and/or School, Oak Park, IL
Additional information your bank or broker may need:
Archdiocese of Chicago Tax ID No. 36-2170826
William Blair & Company - 222 W. Adams St. - Chicago, IL 60606
William Blair Representative Cliff Kalish, Phone: 312-364-8239, Fax: 312-577-0658 or email: mailto:email@example.com
For Mutual Fund Donations, please contact Greg Salm, Bank Manager, at the Archdiocesan Bank at 312-534-5399.
|A Great Asset to Leave to Saint Giles:
IRAs, 401(k)s and other qualified retirement plans
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Making Saint Giles Parish the payable-on-death beneficiary of our retirement plans is like having federal, state and local goverment chip in 25%, 30% and in some cases more than 50% of our charitable planned gift to Saint Giles.
Retirement Plan - Asset to Saint Giles Information and Form
in Adobe Reader (pdf - 84 KB) - Document