Donating to your local parish may bring out doubts and raise eyebrows, but when you do some research on where your money is going, you might just want to!
Here, we talk about how you can donate to your local parish. This is especially important to those who are interested in helping out in however way they can! As we hold that charity is the greatest virtue of all, donating is indeed a great way to show how God’s grace works inside every human being.
Contrary to popular belief, not all parishes are well off. In fact, in our parish, we have to deal with various expenses. We don’t really mind, since we believe that this is part of our mission—and the priests believe so too. However, other parishes do live off donations just to keep on operating and bringing people to the fold.
Unless there’s an alternative source of income for the priests and laypeople within, parishes mostly rely on donations. Now, consider that donations are voluntary and you’re not really compelled to pay anything whenever you enter the building to pray or worship and you’ll see how crucial they may be.
Some people may find it tasteless or inappropriate upon seeing donation boxes everywhere within church buildings. But then again, as mentioned, it’s purely up to you to give
There are different ways which one can donate. For one thing, there’s the familiar approach where you can simply drop a few coins amount inside baskets or boxes. Another way is by going to the office and giving a certain amount. Anyone may either request to be acknowledged for the donation or remain anonymous. Either way, it’s all good.
Now, I’m really not forcing anyone to donate. But if you’re really interested, then our parish will gladly appreciate what you have to give.