“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,
let us exercise them: … if one contributes, in generosity;…
if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:6-8
A good steward shares his gifts. God’s gifts to the world, each other and our faith have been given freely. Let us do the same. Contributions to any of St. John’s funds may be made electronically via Faith Direct or by check or cash.
Financial Donations to St. John the Baptist
The Parish maintains several funds that serve different purposes and ministries:
Offertory – is the regular collection at Sunday Masses. Funds from the offertory go to support the operation of the Parish.
Building Fund – on the first weekend of each month St. John’s celebrates “Community Sunday“ and there is a second collection for the Building Fund and Community Fund. Contributions that are placed in the Building Fund envelopes are designated for the upkeep of our physical plant.
Community Fund – Contributions to the second collection on Community Sunday that are either specifically marked for the Community Fund or are not designated for Building Fund are allocated to the Community Fund. The Social Concerns Director, along with the Community Fund Board of Directors, oversees the distribution of these funds to individuals in need and vetted agencies serving the poor.
Contributions to any St. John’s funds can be made electronically via Faith Direct or by check or cash.
Faith Direct – is the easiest way to contribute. Enroll in Faith Direct or by calling Faith Direct at 866-507-8757. Your contribution will be withdrawn electronically and applied to the fund you select. No need to remember your checkbook. Our Parish code is MD 300.
The Envelope System – Contribution envelopes imprinted with your name and address are available. Making cash or check contributions via the envelope system helps ensure accurate accounting. If you would like contribution envelopes contact the Parish Office.
Check or Cash – placed in Sunday Collection, but not using the envelope system is always welcome.