In addition to online giving, we gratefully accept cash, checks and envelopes during the Offertory collection at the weekend Masses. The weekly offertory is what the parish depends upon to cover most of its weekly operating expenses: staff salaries, supplies, utility bills, etc.
Weekly collections have, of late, fallen very close to, or have been short on, covering the budgeted weekly expense of running our two-church parish.
The Grand Annual helps cover the shortfall and any unforeseen expenses, for example, extra plowing when there is excessive snowfall.
This year, all parishes are making a special plea to parishioners to increase their weekly giving, to make this sacrifice a concrete offering to God.