WHY WE GIVE

There's no better investment in the world than the local parish.
It is where people meet Jesus and lives are changed.


“Where your treasure is, there will your heart also be.”
Matthew 6:21

Giving Draws Us Closer to God


When you invest in what matters to God, you strengthen your relationship with Him.

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Giving Grows Our Character

 Giving helps us to better reflect the character of God. He has given us everything — not even withholding his own Son! God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son.

Giving Expresses Love For People

Our giving makes it possible for people to hear the Good News of God’s love for them. It also helps us provide, through our Ministry partners, critical care to the poor and those in need.

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“I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God offerings which cost me nothing.”
2 Samuel 24:24

How we Give

At St Marys, we frame our giving around the concept of the five P’s

Planned

Growing in generosity means being intentional about our giving. Planning our giving means that we intentionally set aside money from our budget to give away. An efficient way to plan our giving is to give electronically.

Priority 

Making giving a priority means giving it first place in our budgets. Growing in generosity requires that we don’t give leftovers. We give our “first fruits” back to God.

Percentage

In planning our gifts, we pick a percentage to give away, keeping in mind the biblical standard of the tithe or giving ten percent back to God. Identify a percentage of your income to give away.

Progressive

Our goal over time is to increase the percentage of our income that we give away. As God blesses us financially we recognize that we have been blessed to be a blessing.

Prayer

Whether or not you have a lot of money or material possessions, be a generous person with your time, looking for ways to help your church, other ministries, or people in need. Follow Christ’s example by showing a passionate concern for others. Prayer with and  for each other is another way to give. 

Online Giving

To set up a new gift or change a recurring gift, visit our give website.

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

We are always happy to hear from you

ADDRESS

789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748

PHONE

508-992-7505

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday : 9AM -5PM

EMAIL


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St Mary’s Catholic Church
789 Dartmouth Street
South Dartmouth, MA 02748