How to Give? What to Give?
Giving to St. Matthew Catholic Church
Giving and Stewardship -
Stewardship is grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer, lived in faith. (Bounty by Miller and McKenzie, 2013) We do our giving as an act of faith in what God is calling us to do using our time, talent, and financial resources.
What is God Calling you to do?One way to give to the Church is through online giving. <Push the Donate Button!>
Using WeShare for St. Matthew provides a secure way of giving. You can give one time or have re-occuring gifts to a variety of ministries.
Make an Offertory Pledge - Click here
Need Offertory Envelopes - Contact the Business Office at 503-648-1998 x248 or [email protected]
Offertory giving is the main funding source that St. Matthew Parish ministries are allowed to operate. Your Offertory gift provides worship, restores faith, helps people in crisis, maintains our buildings, educates our children in the faith, and provides the means for volunteers to serve in some 60 different ministries.
We also support the Parish through Special Event Fundraisers. Your volunteering and support to the School Auction, the Fall Festival, Unidad de Ministerios (OLG), and other events raises necessary funding for the Parish that is a part of the budget. When these event fall short, our funding falls short.
Donations of common stock and mutual funds enable donors to reduce their tax liability by the value of the shares on the date of the gift. There are several options available to donors – please review the steps below to
determine the best option for you. St. Matthew partners with the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon to make stock gifts happen.
Qualified charitable distributions
What is a qualified charitable distribution?
Generally, a qualified charitable distribution is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. See Pub. 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)) for additional information. (Direct your trustee to make an IRA distribution to St. Matthew.)Can a qualified charitable distribution satisfy my required minimum distribution from an IRA?
Yes, your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA. For example, if your 2014 required minimum distribution was $10,000, and you made a $5,000 qualified charitable distribution for 2014, you would have had to withdraw another $5,000 to satisfy your 2014 required minimum distribution.
Matching Gifts and Third Party Giving
Some people work for companies and corporations that will match charitable gifts and volunteer activities to St. Matthew. Please check with your HR people to see if your company does this. We thank companies like Intel, Nike, Providence, Wells Fargo, Target, and other who have made gifts like this.
Some people use charitable gift funds like Fidelity Charitable, Schwab, Thirvent, and others to direct donations to St. Matthew.
Create Your Catholic Legacy
Giving that can last forever
When you make plans to leave a gift to the Church through your will or trust, you demonstrate your gratitude to God for all the gifts which God has blessed you. You also can give witness to family and friends as to the importance of your faith, at the same time blessing the lives of those who will benefit from your generosity.Your giving through your estate can last forever through gifts to the School Endowment or make it possible to keep our buildings and property continue to be vital centers of ministry. Here is the first step ...
Sample Will and trust language - consult with your legal professionals when reviewing your trust or will.
"I bequeath (Amount or percentage of estate) to St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hillsboro, Oregon, EIN #93-0429016, for (particular ministry)."
A particular ministry could include:
-the St. Matthew Catholic School for its endowment.
-the Parish needs as determined by the Pastor.
-the Parish to implement its current master plan and maintenance of the campus.
Contact Becky Smith, Business Administrator at 503-648-1998 x248 or [email protected]
More extensive information through Legacy Giving can be found on the Archdiocese web site at plannedgiving.archdpdx.org
9 April 2018
Note - It is necessary for individuals to consult with their professionals (financial planners, CPAs, lawyers, trust officers, CFPs, etc.) for tax, future obligations, and health needs prior to making significant gifts.. It is good to incorporate a values statement into your plans, and inform all family members of your giving intentions.