Our principal source of revenue is the contributions of our parishioners. These funds support sacramental ministry and services to our parish community, the subsidy for our children who attend Our Lady of Grace School (operating expenses), and 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 Little Flower School, the parish has also received rental income by 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. Please participate. It’s free!
The BIG Raffle is our only fundraiser, and its success is dependent on everyone’s participation. There is an Early Bird drawing in the Spring and the winning ticket is drawn in October.
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 - WeShare allows you to make your weekly or monthly contributions with a debit or credit card. 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.