Providing for the material needs of the parish is first and foremost a sign of gratitude to the Lord for his many blessings -- giving back to God a small portion of what he has given us. Making financial contributions to the parish is also a fulfillment of a precept of the Church: "The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his abilities." We need the support of the faithful to carry out our mission of making Jesus Christ known, loved, and served. Please see the following documents for more information:
On Tithing: This document from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis provides some theological background for the practice of giving back to God.
Electronic Giving: This document provides information about two forms of electronic giving.
Authorization Automated Giving: This is the form that is required to set up automated giving.