Stewardship is a way of life. It is a way of living each day in gratitude for all the blessings that God has given to us. The roots of stewardship can be found in the Bible, which tells us over and over that God is the Creator and Giver of all gifts. It is our responsibility to show our gratitude to God for these gifts, by giving back to Him the “first fruits.”
We do not own the gifts God gives to us. We are only here on earth to use those gifts to do God’s work. Through the generous donations of our St. Raphael families the long tradition of pastoral care for all our parishioners continues. Those same generous donations also help to guarantee the finest education and religious instruction for our children.
Fr. Bob and our Parish Finance Committee urge everyone to sign up to use the St. Raphael Online Giving portal hosted and managed by Our Sunday Visitor, the same organization that provides our offertory envelopes.
To access our Online Giving Portal please click here.
To learn more, please continue reading below.
About Online Giving at St. Raphael Parish
"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace." - 1 Peter 4:10
Reasons to sign up for Electronic Giving:
- No need to write checks or bring cash to church.
- Peace-of-mind knowing that St. Raphael is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend.
- More secure than checks.
- All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with date of settlement.
- Helps to provide a more steady and level stream of income for our parish.
- The service is free.
Online Giving Security Statement
The Online Giving website, hosted by Our Sunday Visitor, provides a 128-bit secure browser connection to process your transactions and protect your information. By using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – you will be ensured that all of your information you enter is encrypted. To verify that SSL is functioning, look for the padlock or key icon on your browser.
To ensure that no one gains unauthorized access to your account, the Online Giving website uses a time-out feature to log you off if you are inactive for a specific amount of time. This is helpful if you were to leave your computer unattended.
Your information is stored on secure servers contained behind firewalls and other defense systems to prevent unauthorized access.
You can also help keep your information secure by following our suggestions provided below:
- Never share your password with anyone.
- Change your password on a regular basis (every 60 days).
- Logout and close the browser window when you are finished.
- Use Antivirus Software that is updated on a regular basis.
For more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.