The offertory collection is by far our largest and most regular source of income. Thus, a robust offertory is essential for keeping our parish strong and enabling us to do the work God has in store for us. Moreover, our offertory collection should grow every year, to make up for inflation and to reflect the growth of of our parish. In the first ten months of the fiscal year, we've had five strong months and five weaker months. Overall, our year-to-date offertory is now 5.4% above that of last year. (We are aiming for at least 5% growth.) Thanks to everyone who contributes.
Let's continue to strive to make our offertory gifts both consistent and generous. To that end, if you haven't done so already, consider signing up for automated offertory contributions, either via the parish website or through the parish office. And did you know that now you can pick up from the kiosk an orange "I give electronically" slip to drop in the offertory basket? The slip is then included in the basket of offertory gifts that the ushers bring to the altar.
Click on the links below to learn more about how we've been doing and to compare this year's offertory to prior year offertories.
Monthly offertory - table form (FY 2018 and FY 2017 offertory collections, by month)
Monthly offertory - graph form (FY 2018 and FY 2017 offertory collections, by month)
Annual offertory, starting with FY 2006 (Annual offertory collections, by year)