GIVE BACKWays of Giving Back
PayPal can be utilized to make a financial contribution to the parish. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to use this method of giving.
Thank you for your generous support of our parish community.
Legacy Giving is financial planning that allows individuals to make a charitable gift of estate assets which helps ensure St. Francis of Assisi’s long-term future. Legacy gifts enables donors to make satisfying and, usually, substantial contributions while meeting their own personal and financial objectives. With a legacy gift from your estate, you make a promise to future generations that St. Francis of Assisi Parish will always be there for them.
Friends of Youth
What is the Friends of Youth Program?
The Friends of Youth Program lets people play a direct role in providing financial support to the St. Francis Youth Ministry Program and the teenagers we serve. The funding is used to offset the cost of activities like our summer Workcamp, and will also help fund future plans such as the Teen Tech Team and our Media Ministry.
Will You be a Friend of Youth?
Running youth programs such as LockIns, Retreats, Service Projects and Workcamps can’t be done for free. Although we minimize expenses and keep costs low, there are still too many times when the Youth Ministry budget cannot cover the total cost of an activity. When that happens, the teens have to cover the balance. However, there are others inside (and outside) of our parish who are in a better position financially and have expressed an interest in helping our teens by providing extra support to the Youth Ministry Program. These are people whom we call “Friends of Youth.”
Friends of Youth offers a number of donor levels so that interested parishioners, family, and friends can support our teens in an amount that is comfortable for them. We have a dozen teens attending Workcamp every year, over 60 teens who attend meetings and events on a regular basis, and a few hundred other teens in our parish who we’re still trying to reach. Additional financial support is critical, so please consider becoming a donor at whatever level you can afford. Please see the tabs below for more information on levels:
If you are able to be a Friends of Youth donor, simply place your contribution in an envelope labeled “CYM Donor” and drop it in the Catch All box in the church lobby. (If your sponsorship will be completed in multiple payments, please include a note indicating your intention.) If you have any questions about becoming a donor, please contact Brandon Jubar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why is Youth Ministry Important?
Youth Ministry is more than simply having fun meetings for teens. It is about integrating teens into the life, mission, and work of the community by building an environment of love, support, and appreciation for diversity.
- It empowers youth to work for justice in real ways that exemplify peace and human dignity.
- It fosters leadership by affirming the diverse gifts, talents, and abilities of young people.
- It celebrates and deepens young people’s relationship with Jesus Christ, awakening their awareness of the Spirit at work in their lives.
Religious Education Scholarships
There are families in our parish experiencing financial challenges, and Religious Education fees become an additional burden. We strive to educate every child in our parish with a quality program, and the associated cost is shared by the families involved. When families experience a financial crisis, the parish looks to the generosity of our parishioners to voluntarily support the program through donations. Your generosity helps to both relieve families’ financial stress and ensure our Religious Education program remains relevant and strong.