Treasure

Good Financial Stewardship

Is Planned:

It requires prayer and soul-searching. We don’t give merely what we have left at the end of the week or month.

Is Proportionate:

Our giving is in proportion to what God had given us.

Is Sacrificial:

We give back to God more than just what is left over. We give out of what we need for ourselves.

Is Based on Gratitude:

Our giving is a response to the immense love God has already shown for us.

Asks us to:

Place God’s priorities before our own and give the first portion of our resources to the Lord’s work, then to satisfy our own needs.

New Giving App!

 

Giving has never been so easy! Blessed Sacrament Parish Community is so excited to bring you an easy-to-use app for all your online giving. If you have used the online giving website, you can log in with the same username and password. If you’re new to online giving and would like to use the app, click here for instructions.

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Pledge Card

As Catholics, we are all called to faithfully and prayerfully support the mission of the Church (the parish, the diocese and the wider universal Church) in accordance with the manner in which we recognize, receive, accept and share our varied God given giftedness.

Stewardship of Treasure Pledge 2019

As Catholics, we are all called to faithfully and prayerfully support the mission of the Church (the parish, the diocese and the wider universal Church) in accordance with the manner in which we recognize, receive, accept and share our varied God given giftedness.

Blessed Sacrament Parish Endowment Fund

Are you aware that our Parish has an Endowment Fund?  The Blessed Sacrament Parish Endowment Fund is one of many endowments in the Diocese of Saginaw administered by the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan.  These funds are professionally managed in a variety of high-quality investments.  Only the earnings from an endowment fund are returned to Parish, which can help cover daily operations and capital improvements.  The principal investment cannot be touched. The earnings, however, can provide a source of Parish funding in perpetuity.

The Blessed Sacrament Parish Endowment Fund is not large and we are looking to grow our Fund to help sustain Blessed Sacrament’s financial future and achieve our mission: “To help everyone recognize and experience the presence of God”.  If you are thinking about how to provide for our Parish long into the future please consider the Blessed Sacrament Parish Endowment Fund in your stewardship planning, whether that be with a current contribution or as part of your estate planning (wills, trusts, donor-advised funds, etc.). 

Parish Office | 989-835-6777
Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan | 989-797-6624 | ccfmm@dioceseofsaginaw.org

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Overview

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) allows IRA holders, age 70 ½ or older, to donate to a qualified charity from their Traditional or Roth IRA (including inherited) tax-free.

Requirements

  • The donating IRA holder must have attained age 70 ½ on or before the date the QCD check is issued. If an inherited IRA the beneficial owner must have attained age 70 ½ or older.
  • The funds must be issued directly to a qualified charity from a Traditional or Roth IRA. Generally a qualified charity includes: most public charities, including religious institutions, certain veterans’ organizations, fraternal societies, and community foundations that provide scholarships. The charity also must be one to which deductible contributions may be made.
  • The donor cannot receive any benefit from making a QCD and the QCD cannot be deposited by the charity into a donor advised fund.
  • The amount cannot exceed $100,000 annually, per donor.

Best Practices/Steps

  1. Consult your tax professional to ensure it is in your best interest to complete a QCD and your distribution qualifies.
    • Notify Blessed Sacrament that they will be receiving a check from you and obtain the following important details:
      • How the check should be made payable
      • Mailing address
  2. Contact your Financial Advisor or Account Administrator to request the funds to be issued from your Traditional or Roth IRA as a QCD. You will need to discuss liquidating securities if the account does not have cash and/or money market funds available.
  3. Follow up with Blessed Sacrament 7-10 business days after the check is issued. Verify that we received the funds. Blessed Sacrament will mail a receipt to you.

Parish Outreach

Blessed Sacrament Parish tithes 10% of it’s Sunday collection to local organizations and to provide funds to assist individuals and families with emergency needs. The Christian Service Commission oversees the distribution of the funds. 

 

We are also involved in The Mission Cooperative Appeal through the Diocesan Mission Office. Click here to learn more about the two missions that we support.

Community Rewards Programs

Blessed Sacrament Parishioners have many ways in which to support the work of the parish.

Through the wider Midland community, several businesses offer ways to earn money for the parish. We invite parishioners to participate in these opportunities as they are able.

Thank you for your support!

Box Tops for Education

Blessed Sacrament  School collects General Mills Box Tops. The funds raised through this program benefit our school through the purchase of technology and also allow the children to participate in stewardship by giving 10% of the funds to a charity of their choosing.

We are not asking you to go out of your way to purchase these products, but if you are currently doing so, please take a few extra minutes to “clip” the Box Tops off the packaging. Each Box Top is worth 10¢. A pink collection box has been placed outside the school office. The school office can also provide a list of participating products.

AmazonSmile

When you purchase through AmazonSmile a portion of your purchase will be donated back to the Youth Ministry program!

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Every time registered members of approved nonprofit organization use their Kroger Plus Card to make purchases, the purchases will earn rewards for participating organizations. Please contact the parish office for information on how to sign up for this program.

Cartridge World Recycling Program

The Cartridge World Recycling Program will help save our environment, raise funds for the Blessed Sacrament Community, and provide a convenient location for collecting inkjet and laser cartridges. There is a cartridge collection bin near the Receptionist desk in the parish center. You can drop off your cartridges from home or work whenever it is convenient. A representative from Cartridge World picks up the used cartridges. We receive $1.00 – $2.00 for each cartridge.

If you would prefer to have your cartridge remanufactured, at approximately 50% cost savings, you can take your cartridge to Cartridge World. Tell them you are supporting the Blessed Sacrament recycling program and they will credit us with your business.