Our principal source of revenue is the contributions of our parishioners. These funds support the sacramental ministry and services to our parish community (operating expenses), but also the never-ending repairs, replacements and improvements to our physical property, parts of which are over 60 years old (capital expenses). The envelope system (envelopes are mailed to parishioners every other month) is very important to the financial and spiritual health of the parish. The use of envelopes by parishioners is a demonstration of their active involvement. Our envelope system also affords all parishioners the opportunity to support our St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Fr. Hamann Scholarship Fund, and various needs of the local archdiocese and beyond.
Since the closing of our Little Flower School, the parish has also received rental income through leasing our school building. The current tenant has been with us since July 2017.
The Kroger Community Rewards Program provides funds to Little Flower Parish every time a registered Kroger Plus Card is swiped at Kroger. To qualify for the program, the Plus Card must be registered online, and Little Flower must be set up to receive the funds. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide funds for the parish.
The Big Raffle and Basket Raffle are our biggest fundraisers, and their success is dependent on everyone’s participation. There is an Early Bird Big Raffle drawing in the spring and the winning tickets are drawn in October, along with the Basket Raffle winners.
Wills, Bequests, and Endowments can be a way to continue to assist the parish through a gift in your memory or that of a loved one. The parish is grateful for remembrance in wills, bequests, and donations from parishioners for the years of spiritual and other services the parish has provided for their families. Gifts can be of a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the estate and can be designated for a specific use (for example, for maintenance and upkeep of the church, for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, etc.). For more information or guidance on how to do this, contact the Business Administrator.
Electronic Giving - The parish utilizes WeShare to allow parishioners to make weekly or monthly contributions online. WeShare allows you to make your contributions with a debit or credit card or electronic check (ACH). With WeShare, you do not need to remember to bring your donation envelope to church and it allows you to stay current on your weekly offering if you are out of town. The parish will continue to track your offerings and report them to you once a year for tax purposes. Click here to donate online.