Our financial offerings to God are as much a means of our giving thanks to God as are our prayers and our volunteering. Of course, not everyone has the resources to give large amounts financially, but they may have time and talents to offer in service and volunteering which are also precious gifts to the Lord that you cannot put a price on.
Our parish seeks to provide a spiritual home for people to gather, to celebrate, to encounter and worship God, to be formed as disciples of Jesus and to foster community, to then be sent out to share this life and love in mission with others. Our parish, like every parish, would not be able to do this if it were not for the many people who generously give of their time, their talents, and their financial treasure to support the mission of this parish, its ministries and service, and its infrastructure.
Any giving from our financial resources toward the works, mission, upkeep, and maintenance of our church and its community and its ministries, is really our giving back to God. Such giving is an expression of our faith and trust in God’s providence, an expression of our thanksgiving for God’s graciousness, and a recognition that everything we have and are is ultimately a gift from the Lord. Yes, your generosity in giving to the Church pays the bills and enables us to do the work of ministry, but it is also so much more.
As St Paul wrote (in 2 Corinthians 9:7-8): “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
May God bless you. Fr Jason
WAYS YOU CAN MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL OFFERING
Set up a Periodic Direct Debit from your bank account
If you prefer to make your financial offering towards the support of the parish through a direct debit from the bank account of your choosing you can set up a direct debit from your bank account to the parish bank account for the amount of your choosing and the frequency of your choosing (i.e. weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually). This arrangement can be modified or cancelled by you at any time. Select the tab below to download the form which you will need to complete and send to teh parish office.
Set up a monthly payment from your Credit Card to the Parish
The parish offers a credit card payment option for your financial support of the parish. This option you to make a monthly payment of your preferred amount using your credit card. Please contact the parish office if you wish to use this option.
Use Weekly Parish Giving Envelopes
If you wish to make a weekly cash or cheque offering when you attend Mass you can get an annual set of giving envelopes by contacting the parish office. A giver number will be allocated to you at that time.
Make cash offerings when attending Mass
Cash offerings can be made into the collection plates which are passed around during each weekend Mass.
Use the Archdiocesan Giving app on your smartphone, tablet or computer
By scanning the barcode below you will be able to download and set up the Archdiocesan Giving app on your device. Once set up you will be able to nominate the Noosa District Catholic Parish as your preferred parish and make a one–ff payment of set up a periodic payment on this app.
Frequently asked Questions
Are Offerings Tax Deductible?
No. Offerings made to the parish are not tax deductible.
Do Offerings Made Stay with the Parish?
All offerings made to the parish are subject to a levy made by the Archdiocese of Brisbane. This levy covers Archdiocesan support services to Parishes, support for priests in parishes where parish offerings are insufficient to support the priest, and support for retired priests. Remaining funds are utilised by the Parish.