Your Stewardship Helps Us Enrich God’s Kingdom
St. Cletus uses your financial gifts and offerings to minister to the people of the parish and provide the services of the church. Some of the ministries of St. Cletus include the parish school, religious education, youth, pastoral care, Hispanic ministry, adult faith, social concerns, music, worship, and parish life.
Where Do My Donations Go?
Unless for a specific fund, your donations go to the regular operating budget of the parish. It helps fund utilities (gas, electric, water), salaries of our staff, and providing for and expanding programs and ministries.
How Do I Give?
St. Cletus offers various methods of safe and secure giving:
- Masses: You may place cash or check in the collection basket at our weekend services. Parishioners should use their envelopes for their donation so we can send out statements for tax purposes. (You may also include your envelope number on your check if you have misplaced your envelope.)
- By Mail: Checks can be mailed to St. Cletus Parish, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange, IL 60525
- In Person: The rectory can accept your check in person during normal business hours.
- Online: Use our online giving portal to make a one-time payment and/or to schedule a recurring gift. You can donate using a credit card or checking account.
How Can I Be Sure The Parish Is Using My Gift Appropriately?
The parish has established and adheres to best practices as set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago. A volunteer team of money counters along with a finance committee combine many years of experience and financial best practices to help manage the parish finances. Reports are provided in the bulletin each week reflecting the state of the collections. An annual report is provided each year.
Can I Make Non-Cash Contributions?
Stocks, mutual funds, insurance proceeds, retirement assets, charitable gift funds, and bequests are all accepted. Please contact the rectory at 708-352-6209 for more information.
Is My Gift Tax Deductible?
Yes! Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year to be considered a charitable donation for that tax year.