Manage Your Giving Online
Did you know that you can manage your giving online? Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions, make changes and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.
Simply follow these easy steps:
Click on the Online Giving button below,
Click on the “Create Profile” button, located on the right of the screen. Please note: you will need your parish envelope number to successfully create a profile. If you do not know your envelope number, please call the parish office first at (858)487-4314.
Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
2018 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS | Our year-end tax statements were mailed out January 30th. If you have not received yours yet, please contact the parish office at (858)487-4314 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a duplicate statement and to update your address information if needed.
PARISH LENTEN PROJECT | Our Parish Lenten Project this year is designated for the Lamb of God Maternity Home in Escondido and Life Choices in Poway, both of which are solid and positive pro-life agencies supported by our parish. Supporting the Parish Lenten Project is a good way to give alms during Lent and donations can be made by using one of the purple envelopes found in the vestibule of the Church. We really have no idea how important is our support of both of these programs!
ANNUAL LENTEN COLLECTION | The Annual Lenten Collection by the Bishops of the United States will formally be held March 30-31. This collection supports Catholic Relief Services, The Church in Africa and the Church in Latin America. Envelopes for this collection can also be found in the vestibule of the church.
Remember Your Parish In Your Will
The work our parish accomplishes continues through the thoughtfulness of our parishioners who remember us in their bequests and wills. Bequests should be listed as a beneficiary. “Pastor of San Rafael Parish of San Diego. A Corporation Sole. Federal ID #27-3859305.” Long after a faithful Christian has departed this life, that person’s name and generosity can be continued through the religious education program, outreach to the poor, building maintenance fund, youth ministry or any number of other worthy parish causes by remembering San Rafael Parish in the individual’s will or trust. This would truly be a lasting legacy for anyone!
A gift of your securities, including stocks or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. Contributions are deductible for tax purposes. There are no transaction fee or other costs and the full value of the sold securities benefits San Rafael Parish.
More importantly, the question you may want to consider is this: Have I been blessed with many gifts and am I inspired by Gospel teaching and my Catholic values that charitable giving is a profound and joy-inspiring expression of love and gratitude? How can I love out my Catholic values and put them into action for the greater good of the community? Your stock contribution will help you live our your Catholic values and benefit your parish at the same time.
For more information on making a gift please visit our diocesan website at https://wwwsdcatholic.org/StockDonation. Or, you may contact the Office for Stewardship, Manny Aguilar, at (858)490-8294 or call Merrill Lynch, the Diocese’s broker, at (800)844-0720.
Sponsor Youth Leadership
Our youth leaders are the hands and feet of the San Rafael’s Youth Ministry Program and one of our greatest blessings. These Confirmed high school youth answer God’s call to give back to our parish community by becoming peer leaders. They devote their time to witnessing Christ to their peers through relational ministry, weekly Confirmation classes, planning and hosting retreats, events, prayer nights, and a multitude of service and social opportunities. Your sponsorship will help to empower and support our youth in their efforts to spread the Good News. Your donation will go directly to support San Rafael’s Youth Leadership Team in their leadership training, retreats, and various events throughout the year.
For more information and to become a sponsor of Youth Leadership click here.