Stewardship-Gifts of Treasure and Talent
 
Parishioners have two options to make contributions to Saint Gilbert Parish,  Information on both options is provided through the registration process:
1. Traditional weekly contribution envelopes - available through the parish office by calling 847-223-4731. An initial set of envelopes will be given to you at your registration and thereafter the envelopes will be mailed to you directly.
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2. An automated giving program available to Saint Gilbert Parishioners www.givecentral.org OR WeShare (formerly Parish Pay)
 
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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 two options for electronic giving:  WeShare
 (formerly Parish Pay) at https://stgilbert.churchgiving.com  OR Give Central at https://www.givecentral.org/location/378 . 
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Both options are safe and secure, but most importantly it is a response to parishioners request to make it easier to give.   Either option 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.  We believe that having a flexible online giving option will make it easier for many of you to support St. Gilbert.  Please visit either 
 and take a couple minutes to set up your donations and as always thank you for your generosity and support!
 
Questions and Answers about Give Central
 

What is an Automated Giving Program?

It is an automated means to financially support Saint Gilbert Parish through monthly contributions from your checking, savings or credit 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  to be dropped into the collection basket for those enrolled in Give Central

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 www.givecentral.org  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.  Simply visit the site and select the icon for that collection.

How does a parishioner change his/her information, such as the amount of the donations, bank account number or mailing address?
A parishioner can visit the website at www.givecentral.org directly or provide these changes to the parish office. 

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 your donation contributions.

Does the parishioner receive receipts for tax purposes?
Yes all contributors enrolled with either WeShare (formerly Parish Pay) or Give Central can print out an annual receipt directly from the website every January, which they can use for IRS documentation or we will also send tax receipts for all contributors giving over $250.00 annually.

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.
 

Saint Gilbert Fundraising Opportunities

Two other consistent fundraising opportunities for all of our parishioners cost the parishioner no extra time or money, but raise necessary funds for our parish. 

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St. Gilbert Catholic School whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and search St.Gilbert School.

Gift Cards - Turn Your Shopping Dollars into Gifting Dollars for Your Parish

Plan ahead and earn a profit while shopping  – 
we try to stock a gift card for all your shopping needs ….

If we are out of stock, most cards can be ordered and delivered in two days, just call the rectory for more information.  Cards are sold after Mass, at School or at the Rectory.

Make every purchase profitable.  Support the stores that support your Parish!!  Thank you for making a difference!