“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
– Ephesians 4:11-13
Sacred Heart Catholic Parish is blessed to have generous parishioners who appreciate the history, traditions and expenses that are part of this parish. We have many giving opportunities for visitors and members alike. We hope that you see Sacred Heart Catholic Parish as a valuable place to contribute, and we thank you in advance for your generous donation of time or money. Stewardship is a huge part of our parish and consists of time, talent and treasure.
All of our time should be God-centered, which means using our time to honor God. We should set aside a portion of our week to focus on strengthening our relationship with God through prayer, Mass, Scripture reading and serving others.
We encourage all members to use their talents in some way. Please visit our Opportunity Board page to see where you can contribute.
All contributions to Sacred Heart Church are tax-deductible. End-of-year statements are issued to all contributors for tax purposes.
The Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) helps all of us fulfill Christ’s mission here on earth by supporting those programs and services that cannot be accomplished by one parish alone. More than 60 programs receive all or part of their funding from DSF and all funds are spent within Archdiocesan boundaries. The broad areas of ministry that receive DSF support include: Catholic education of children and adults; pastoral ministries for the sick, the poor and the incarcerated; the formation and education of church leadership; social service programs such as San José Clinic, St. Dominic Village and Catholic Charities.
“God’s Kingdom is the place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the world.” – Henri Nouwen
Creating a planned gift allows you to support the causes that are important to you and also take care of your family. Please prayerfully consider what gifts you have received and what legacy you will leave for future generations.
As you prepare for the end of year giving, here are some tax breaks you may be interested in:
- Cares Act bonus for charitable giving – The first change provides an additional $300 charitable deduction allowed for those using the standard deduction
- Raising of the deduction Cap for 2020 – The second change lifts the cap on how much a donor can deduct in charitable gifts in a single year. Until the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), individuals could immediately deduct gifts valued at no more than half their adjusted gross income (AGI), with the excess deductible in future years. The TCJA boosted the cap to 60 percent of AGI, and the CARES Act eliminates the cap entirely for 2020. Thus, a donor can fully deduct gifts equal to as much as 100 percent of their AGI this year. For businesses, the new law also increases the limit on the deduction for charitable contributions from 10% to 25% of a corporation’s taxable income.
Join Our Church Database
Our Church database is an online system called Connect Now. This system allows parishioners to create an account to view and change the personal information that the church has on file for your family. Connect Now helps us have the most current information in our records and it allows you to see your information, giving history, and even upload a photo.
To create an account and access your family’s information, please visithere.When using a mobile device, please click “Full Site” at the bottom of the screen. If you continue to have trouble, try using a desktop/laptop or call the church office at936-521-3951. If you are having trouble creating a new account, you can also view this trainingvideo.
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