St. Philip Parish relies on approx. $1,300 each weekend from the collection basket. The basket represents approximately 2/3rds of the total collection revenues received in a year (the remaining 1/3rd represents donations made via pre-authorized payment) and about 40% of all revenues received. Foregoing one weekend’s (at the moment) collection basket proceeds puts even more strain on the parish’s cash position, as the bills must still get paid.
Fortunately, the parish offers another way for parishioners and individuals to make donations: online. Since 2014, we have been setup with CanadaHelps.org. It is a non-profit Canadian organization that allows charities (like St. Philip Parish) to receive donations online for a small fee (4% of the amount donated). Parishioners can make payment using any major credit card or via their PayPal account. Individual will get an instant tax receipt generated by CanadaHelps.org for their taxes.
It’s a secure, encrypted website so a parishioner’s personal information is safe.
UPDATE (April 15, 2020): The St. Philip Parish TAC has issued its latest report and special financial appeal. Click here to read the document.
Click here to make a online secure donation through CanadaHelps.org today.
For those parishioners and individuals who are not already signed up for the pre-authorized payment (“PAP”) service and who usually make their financial donation to the parish through the weekly collection basket, St.… Read more...