GIVING


PUT “HIM FIRST”

FIRST FRUITS

St. Paul asks us, “What have you that you did not receive?” (1 Corinthians 4:7)

Everything we have and are is a gift. The entirety of the Christian life is a response to the God who is the giver of all these gifts. One of the most concrete ways that we can respond to Him is to put Him first. This is true of our finances, our time, and our talents. God dares us to try to outdo Him in showing generosity.

THE “5-4-1” MODEL

To the One who has given us everything, return to Him the first 10% of our income as a form of worship:

OLGC embraces the “5-4-1” model as a responsible way to help parishioners guide the direction of their financial giving.


5%

OF OUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME TO THE WEEKLY OFFERTORY

We give these monies to fund our vision of offering every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

4%

OF OUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME TO BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD

We give these monies to various ministries locally and globally for which we have a passion.

1%

OF OUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME TO THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL

We give these monies to fund the great work God is doing in the Archdiocese of Detroit.


What can we give back to God for all the blessings that He has poured out on us?



OUR GENEROSITY WILL ALLOW US TO MEET OUR 2016-2017 FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS

$3.5M

TO RUN THE PARISH

($0.5M INCREASE OVER PRIOR YEAR)

  • Fund initiatives to develop lay leaders and welcome new parishioners
  • Hire childcare and volunteer coordinators
  • Clean, heat, cool, and light the building expansion
  • Increase school subsidy
  • Invest in technology to reach a broader audience
  • Fund key Christian service ministries
  • Bring recent hires fully on budget
  • Provide a cost of living adjustment
    If using envelopes, please begin contributing your new amount this weekend!

$2.4M

TO FUND THE BUILDING EXPANSION

  • $6.5M for the construction, furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • $4.1 cash-in-hand
    If writing a check, please make it payable to “Changing Lives Together” and return to: ATTN: Him First Spring 2016 Campaign, OLGC, 1062 Church St., Plymouth, MI 48170

$0.4M

TO FUND THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL

  • Forming our future priests and deacons
  • Supporting married couples
  • Helping the less fortunate in our community
  • Caring for our retired priests
  • Supporting our schools
    If using envelopes, please use the monthly pink envelopes to make your CSA contribution.

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QUICK GIVE

After you click through to the “My Own Giving” page, please go to “Quick Give” on the lower right hand page.


“Ask God to give you the courage to trust Him more with your finances. And when you do, trust He will provide you with extraordinary peace and joy. Surrender to God. Put Him first. Give yourself completely to Him. Trust Him. Live in a way that makes everyone around you want to know Him. And offer them a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”
Fr. John Riccardo


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