You can make a gift to our parish and/or any of Outreach Programs simply and directly by clicking on the DONATE button below. Once you enter your donation amount, you can designate how you would like your gift to be used.
Making a financial contribution to Sacred Heart Parish
The first and most substantial means of support to the parish is the weekly collection. A number of options are available to you for your consideration. Additionally, The links to the left of the screen provide additional means of support. A brief explanation of each of these options is given below as well. After you have reviewed these options, please take a moment to fill out a financial commitment card (at the left of your screen) to indicate how you intend to participate in supporting your parish family.
In addition to the standard methods of contributing to the Sunday collections i.e. envelopes, check, or cash, Automatic Bill Payment and ParishPay will provide additional benefits to Sacred Heart Parish. Weather, vacations, and other eventualities most often mean an unrecoverable loss of weekly income to Sacred Heart Parish. Taking advantage of one of these options would ensure a steady and consistent income to Sacred Heart and as a consequence to both the parish and the parishioner, allow for more effective budgeting and planning for the year. Please note that these options for automatic payment are not being offered as a way to “set it and forget it.” The weekly collections are an important part of the offering of the Mass. The weekly offering is intended to be a conscious action of the faithful as part of the presentation of the gifts. In addition to the bread and wine that are brought to the altar, the monetary contribution of each parishioner is representative of the sacrifice…the gift…that each of us brings to the altar as a sign of our gratitude to God the Father for the gift of His Son, who offered Himself as a gift on a cross for us. To this end, at each Mass, at the end of the Prayer of the Faithful before the collection is taken up, the Deacon or lector will announce the following:
"At this time, to prepare for the Presentation of the Gifts to the altar, a collection will be taken up. We acknowledge the offering that has been made by parishioners who have contributed to the offering of this Mass through an Automatic Payment System and ParishPay."
Automatic Bill Payment:
This is Sacred Heart Parish’s preferred option. Unlike ParishPay and credit cards which exact transaction fees from your contributions, all of your contributions would go to Sacred Heart Parish by taking advantage of this method. As a courtesy to customers many banks and credit unions offer a free online bill payment service. Just as you would do with any other bill, simply arrange for your bank, either online or in person, to automatically mail a weekly check to Sacred Heart Church at 26 Still Road, Monroe, New York 10950. You can set a specific amount to be deducted from your account each week. Please note that even though this method is automatic, you can always stop or change the amounts being deducted from your account to Sacred Heart at anytime. For more information on how to do this you can click here. It will take you to a website called e-how.
The following explanation is taken from the ParishPay website:
“ParishPay is the oldest, largest and most secure electronic giving provider for dioceses, churches and organizations. Once the program has been successfully rolled-out, ParishPay withholds a $1.00 per month account fee and 1.5% from each parishioner transaction. Typically, this fee represents a very small portion compared with the increased giving that is realized through ParishPay. Your church will also save money on envelope costs and administrative fees, since ParishPay offers more giving opportunities than the envelope system. You will also find that posting ParishPay donations will take only a fraction of the time it takes to post envelope collections.” If you wish to sign-up simply go the ParishPay website or contact Sacred Heart Parish and we will be happy to help you sign-up.
This is the most traditional and longstanding method of offering your weekly contribution. A box of envelopes for the year will be mailed to your home (the box of envelopes will include the 52 weeks of the year and all required second collections.) Your contribution as cash or check is put into the envelope and placed in the collection basket each week. You are also welcome to mail in your envelope to the parish if you are planning on being away or because of extenuating situations (weather, health…) that prevented you from coming to Mass.
Just Energy is Sacred Heart Parish’s preferred gas & electric supplier.
SHP and Just Energy have joined forces so you can control your energy supplier charges and help your church as well. With 25 new enrollments, Sacred Heart will receive $500.00 and you will receive $25.00 per commodity after your first bill (i.e. $50.00 if you enroll your gas and electric.)
Just Energy is currently offering Affinity Program members the following exclusive fixed rates in the O&R area: Gas per CCF: 62.9 cents for 1 year, and, 63.9 cents for 3 years Electric per kWh: 10.99 cents for 1 year, and 11.09 cents for 3 years. To take advantage of this offer, please call us and mention code: SHP-957086 You may also enroll online at http://www.justenergydeals.com/SHP Please click here for more information.