I hope and pray that you are staying healthy - both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help during these difficult times.
No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate - parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity etc.) - are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.
If you wish to continue supporting the parish financially , you can drop your envelope at the parish office or mail it to us. For more ways to give you can go to the Archdiocesan website at www.archtoronto.org/covid19. The go to Support Your Parish.
Through the website you can contribute to the parish offertory by credit card, you can download a form for pre-authorized giving, (or you can pick a form up at each entrance of the church). Or you can contribute via online banking, to do this you need to send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have any questions regarding the above you can call the Development Office at 416 934 3411 Ext 540.
WHY A PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING PLAN?
PAG allows St. Mary’s parishioners to make their regular Sunday offering and if they wish their ShareLife offering using the “Direct Debit” system. PAG is an option, not a requirement!
When you participate in the pre-authorized giving, your offering is withdrawn from your account one a month on or about the 20th day of each month.
BENEFITS FOR YOU AND FOR ST. MARY’S
PAG is convenient. Your offering is deducted automatically. There is no need to search for your cheque book or stop by a bank machine on the way to Mass. PAG allows you to support St. Mary’s when you are away – a benefit for the church since expense continue all year long. Most importantly, you are in control; you can increase or decrease the amount or withdraw fro the PAG plan simply by dropping a signed note in the collection basket or the parish office.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Decide the amount of your monthly offertory contribution, fill out the PAG authorization form, we have forms at each entrance to the church and in the parish office. Include a blank cheque marked “VOID” and place both in a sealed envelope. You can place the envelope into the collection basked or drop it into the parish office.
WILL I STILL USE ENVELOPES
If you still wish to use envelopes you can, there is a box on the front of the envelope that you can check it says “PAG Donation”. You can also use the envelopes for any of the special collections not covered by your PAG.
PAG only covers regular offertory and ShareLife.
Please call the office if you are interested in signing up for our PAG program.