God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Online Giving Now Available
Are you ready to make a commitment to your parish online or even make a one time gift? It’s easy, safe, and guarantees you are supporting your parish even if you are away from the parish or on vacation. Your weekly, monthly, or one time gift ensures that St. Boniface is able to plan for the future and minister to those in need today. Thank you for your generosity.
Support the Catholic Services Appeal
Funds raised through the Catholic Services Appeal help the Diocese of Erie fulfill its mission to evangelize, educate, serve, proclaim the word and celebrate the sacraments throughout 13 counties in northwest Pennsylvania. The CSA reminds us that we are all part of the same Catholic family and that the work of the diocese is the work of the church.
Regular Parishioners who are new to online giving should click on the Online giving logo above to give with our newest online form.
Parishioners who have already set up online giving through OSV may continue to manage their accounts using the green Online Giving button.
We also accept donations directly through PayPal. Use a credit card or your PalPal balance to make a difference.
Why Be Generous?
God made us for relationship with Him. Despite our constant rebellion, he continually, generously and relentlessly pursues us. God is unsurpassed in His generosity toward us whether we realize it or not. In addition to the daily grace he showers on us, he gave His own Son to die on our behalf so that we may have forgiveness, restored relationship and purpose with Him. As we invite Him to be more deeply rooted in our hearts and lives, God invites us to reflect His generosity to the world.
- We give thankfully, because God is first generous towards us by His grace (Psalm 24:1-6, Rom 5:8)
- We give financially, to rebel against the many temptations of money (Matt 6:24, 25-34).
- We give sacrificially, because God develops our hearts as we do (Matt 25:19-21)
- We give obediently, because we are managers and not owners (Matt 6:19-20).
- We give faithfully, to participate in God’s work in our neighborhoods and around the world (2 Cor 9:6-15).
- We give joyfully, as those to whom much has been given (2 Cor 9:6-15).
Whether you’re exploring faith, or you’re a new or longtime follower of Jesus, you’re invited to join in on the adventure of a generous life.
Four Ways We Can Be Generous
1. Give with Cash
Tangible, personal, and intentional. Give with cash on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings during the offering or enclose in a giving envelope and drop off anytime.
2. Give with Checks
Do you love the intentionality of a hand-written check? We support your love for the quill! Checks can be placed in offering envelopes and dropped either in the offering on Saturday evening or Sunday mornings. Checks can also be mailed to: St. Boniface Church 355 Main Street Kersey, PA 15846
3. Give Online
St. Boniface website is our new home for online giving. Give now and experience how easy it is to give from your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet without a login.
4. Keep on Giving
Did you know you can donate to the parish and school with various fundraisers, Scrip Fundraising Gift Cards, EITC business donations, memorials and other gifts. Contact us to learn more!
What Is The Parish Endowment?
The Parish Endowment is intended to provide third source funding for our parish activities and services. For as long as our parish exists, the endowment will be on hand to provide additional assistance.
Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2018: $250,000.
Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2019: $311,694.
Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2020: $325,000.
Endowment Balance as of June 30th 2021: $399,000.
Why We Need A Parish Endowment?
As Saint Boniface parish grows and matures, new services and projects occur. The endowment will help defray expenses related to youth ministry, buildings and grounds projects, church furnishings and supplies, as well as supplement the parish’s general fund. Please consider making a donation.
Our Parish Financial Resources
Allowing our Gifts from God to Grow
The Parish Operating Fund is funded by the offertory and special gifts. It is used to pay our monthly bills, cover payroll expenses and other basic maintenance items. Donations received as gifts always remain in the parish for our own use.
The Catholic Services Appeal fund covers all diocesan services and ministries. We are assessed a certain amount each year to help cover these costs. Pledges to the CSA help us cover these expenses while raising much needed funds for the parish.
The Parish is assessed a large portion of our annual budget to support the work and ministry of the Elk County Catholic School System. This is in addition to what we need for our preschool.
The Parish established an endowment to meet the long-term financial needs of the parish as it changes over time. The goal is to have one million in this fund by 2025. The principal will never be touched, but when we need to use the dividends, the parish will have funds to draw from.
The school and church receive an annual dispersement of 7% from the Sicheri Fund held by the Community Foundation. Approximately $30k is used for church operating and $60k for our Saint Boniface Christian Montessori Preschool and its related educational programs.
This fund is used to help our neighbors in need. Donations are always being accepted to help keep this fund going so when there is a need we have the financial resources to help immediately and share the love of Christ with our generosity.