Parishioners have two options to make contributions to St. Gilbert Parish:
1. Traditional weekly contribution envelopes- available through the parish office at 847-223-4731. An initial set of envelopes will be give to you at your registration and there after the envelopes will be mailed to you directly.
2. Give Central- an Automated Giving Program available to St. Gilbert Parishioners.
Questions and Answers about Give Central
What is an Automated Giving Program?
It is an automated means to financially support St. Gilbert Parish through monthly contributions from your checking, savings or cred card account. There is NO cost to you to participate in the program.
What are the benefits to me?
1. Allows you to plan your giving in the same way you budget your other financial commitments.
2. You no longer have to be concerned about making up missed offertory donations when you are out of town, on vacation, ill, etc.
3. You can easily adjust the amount of your automated contribution (up or down) through the rectory or do it yourself via a secure website access or toll-free call.
4. You no longer have to write a check every week.
How does it relate to the use of the weekly envelopes?
If you choose to participate in the Automated Giving Program, then it replaces the use of weekly envelopes.
What happens to parishioners who feel uncomfortable not having to physically drop into the collection basket?
Special donation slips are available for those enrolled in the Give Central to be dropped into the collection basket.
How do I enroll?
You can enroll by filling out an enrollment form found in the information display in the narthex, at the rectory, signing up directly on the Give Central website at The process takes less than three minutes.
Can I contribute to second collections including both parish and diocesan collections?
Yes, all automated giving participants have the opportunity to contribute to second and special collections at the parish, including Christmas, Easter, Peter's Pence, and more.
How does a parishioner change his/her information, such as the amount of the donations, bank account number or mailing address?
The parishioner can provide these changes to the parish office, or directly by visiting the website at
Which payment methods are accepted?
Automated transfers from your checking or savings accounts or major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover may be used to make monthly contributions.
Does the parishioner receive receipts for tax purposes?
Yes all contributors enrolled with Parish Pay can print out an annual receipt directly from the website every January, which they can use for IRS documentation.
Can I donate a one-time gift or pledge for a specific term?
Yes, one time gifts are graciously accepted. Participants can also arrange for a specific amount to be paid over a number of months.
Stewardship-Gifts of Treasure and Talent
In our baptism, we acknowledge that we are each called and gifted by God. We are asked to bring and share our gifts to our faith community and to the world. But the world is changing, and sometimes when we are asked to share our treasure, we no longer carry checks or cash. We are not alone. Less than 4% of those under age 30 write checks. Less than 12% of those under the age of 50 write checks. 40% of our population over 65 prefers to pay electronically; ELECTRONIC GIVING is a tool to make it easier for you to give. We currently have Parish Pay as an option for electronic giving and we now are adding "Give Central" as an additional option for electronic giving. You can go online to GiveCentral or through our parish website and click on the website Give Central is safe and secure, but most importantly it is a response to parishioners request to make it easier to give. GiveCentral has some more flexibility than Parish Pay does so we will offer both options to our parishioners.  GiveCentral allows you to make automatically repeating payments on a schedule that you choose on any day you choose, or one-time payments using any credit card, debit card or electronic bank account.  GiveCentral also has a mobile app that you can download to your phone or tablet that allows you to make immediate changes or donations.  We believe that having a flexible online giving option will make it easier for many of you to support St. Gilbert.  Please visit and take a couple minutes to set up your donations and as always thank you for your generosity and support!
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