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Giving

giving

There's no better investment than your local Parish Church.
It is where people meet Jesus and lives are changed.
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your gift makes
a difference

Your generosity creates more opportunities for others to hear the Good News of God’s love for them. It helps our mission to help people encounter God and be brought into a relationship with Jesus, formed as disciples, and then sent out to transform the world.

Through your faithful giving, St Benedict’s is able to make a lasting impact here in our local community as we work to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church.

“Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9: 7-8

"God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it."
St Augustine

cheerfully give

We at St Benedict’s want to create opportunities to give as God leads us and with a cheerful heart, through no obligation.

The purpose of giving is not to meet a legalistic requirement. Rather, Jesus teaches us to give from the heart, according to our blessing. Though not required, we believe the biblical 10% tithe is a good starting point as families figure and decide how much they are able to give. 

Most importantly, God tells us that He loves a cheerful giver. God looks to the heart, not to the amount you give. He will always provide for our needs and He blesses us in order to bless others. We encourage you to pray about how much God is asking you to give to your local Parish Church. Here’s a prayer to help you when approaching God over this:

Heavenly Father – all in heaven and earth is yours. Everything good comes from you. Grant me the grace to increase my trust in you and decrease my dependence upon material things. Help me to know you as a Father who desires always to share blessings with His children. As I consider how much I am able to give to the mission of your Church, show me how you want me to use the money and resources you have given me. Thank you that I am able to participate in your loving goodness by giving to other. Through Christ our Lord, Amen. 

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"Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve."
St Ignatius of Loyola
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“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.”
St Gregory Nazianzus