Parish Financial Condition - What You Can Do

There are some quick and convenient ways to contribute to St. Gilbert in addition to snail mailing it to the Parish Office (301 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030), Our current electronic giving options are:  WeShare (formerly Parish Pay) at  OR Give Central at OR using our new Text-to-Give application:  simply text the word "DONATE" to (224) 219-0357 and follow the prompts.
Whatever you can give, financially, and/or in prayer, please know our prayers are with you always.  Thank you!

Stewardship - Online Giving

Parishioners have a choice of giving options when making contributions to Saint Gilbert Parish,  Information on these options is provided through the registration process:
* Traditional weekly contribution envelopes are 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, bi-monthly.
* Automated giving programs available to Saint Gilbert Parishioners are OR WeShare (formerly Parish Pay)
* TEXT2GIVE is a new, easy way to support the mission of the parish! STEP 1: Text the number 1-224-219-0357 and enter the keyword for the donation you would like to make! STEP 2: Hit SEND and follow the link.  It's that easy!  Donation keywords for giving:  Regular Collection (Text: DONATE); Thanksgiving (Text: THANKS); Giving Tuesday (Text: GIVING); Christmas (Text: CHRISTMAS); Easter (Text: EASTER).  This donation is highly secure.
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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; ONLINE 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  OR Give Central at . 
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 Give Central OR WeShare (formerly Parish Pay) 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  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 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

These consistent fundraising opportunities 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 start your shopping at (or click here, having selected St. Gilbert Catholic School as your charitable organization.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. THANK YOU from St.Gilbert School!
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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.

Gift Card Order Form

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



2019 Matching Gift Program for Archdiocesan Schools

A group of generous donors have agreed to pool their resources and offer a 2-for-1 matching gift program to schools run by the Archdiocese of Chicago. For every dollar designated to a qualifying school (Saint Gilbert Catholic School, for example) through Empower Illinois between December 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, the school will receive two dollars in matching funds. The donations are capped at $100,000 per school.  After April 1, 2019, any matching gift program funds that are not awarded at a designated school will be reallocated to low-income students at schools with unmet demand. For more information please visit or call 312.534.2617.