Our parish creates a special community, bringing together a group of the faithful who are bonded to one another in our shared beliefs. In this community, our relationships deepen through these beliefs and together we create a history with one another. Lifelong relationships are made, relationships through which support, joy and love are shared at every stage of life.
This page exists as an effort to inform parishioners of the financial status/financial needs of the parish and make them aware of opportunities to fulfill our obligation to our Lord in response to all he has given us.
Click the link to view our 2019/2020 financial report FY 2019/20 Financial Report
Financial stewardship is only a portion of our responsibilities as Catholic Christians. Prayer, Worship, and a sharing of our Time and Talents within the parish and the wider community are also an essential part of our faith experience. Below is a link to our Stewardship brochure. Please view and prayerfully consider making a commitment to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. If you need, copies of the brochure are available in the gathering space of the church and in the parish offices. Stewardship Brochure
A Stewardship Prayer
My Parish is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
It will be holy, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will be prayerful, if I pray.
It will make generous gifts, if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship and
fellowship, if I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish of love and faith and fellowship,
if I, who make it what it is,
am filled with love and faith and fellowship.
Therefore, with Your help, O God,
I shall dedicate myself to the task of being
all things that I want my parish to be. Amen.
May 2021 Revenue/Expense Actuals
*Income includes offertory, other donations, and collected fees
**Expenses include standard operating costs and one-time expenses
The numbers above are our actual income/expenses for the month. In order to provide actual monthly numbers we must complete the bank reconciliation first. Therefore, numbers will be published around the third week of the following month.
Other Special Collections: (cumulative numbers)
Capital Expense Fund: $5,649.67
WeShare Online Giving
A big “thank you” to all of those participating in online giving with WeShare! Online giving has been a big help to our parish. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has received more consistent donations and been able to re-prioritize office tasks. WeShare saves the administrative staff valuable time with its ability to accept credit and debit cards and to make automatic withdrawals from checking and savings accounts. This means more time to serve you and our mission as parish.
No matter how you give, your gifts are always appreciated! If you have not yet made the switch to online giving, we invite you to consider doing so. Online giving offers our parish a stable, sustainable future. We know that you share in this vision and we’re excited about giving our parishioners many ways to participate in our growth as a parish family. Thank you for your support! Get started here: https://seaschurch.weshareonline.org/
FAQ / How to sign up
Envelopes are available to all registered parishioners. If you are not receiving your envelopes, wish to cancel, or your address has changed, please call the office. If you switch to online giving and no longer use your envelopes, please let us know so we can cancel them.
PLEASE NOTE: If you need year end contribution statements for tax purposes, you must be registered in the parish and use envelopes, online giving or checks.
Capital Expenses Fund
July-September 2020 proved to be an expensive quarter! Eight of the outer doors in the parish hall were rustedd out and replaced, the HVAC in the Church had to be replaced, and the parking lot needed patching. A total of $75,382.00 was spent. Donations to help offset these costs would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online on the WeShare site: https://seaschurch.weshareonline.org/ ; they can also be mailed in or dropped in the offertory baskets (please place in an envelope and label 'Capital Expenses'). For those who receive offertory envelopes, there is a special Capital Improvement envelope in your packet each quarter.
CHARITABLE IRA GIVING
Do you need to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA? Giving from your IRA Account is a smart and easy way to make a real impact for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and avoid paying tax on the distribution! This can easily be done through your current IRA custodian or financial advisor.
RMD Info Flyer
2021 Bishop's Annual Appeal. The Gospel mandate, and an unwavering emphasis of Pope Francis, is that our love for God must be reflected in our love for one another, especially the weak and vulnerable. In response to that call, the Diocese of Raleigh remains fully committed to increasing our outreach to feed, clothe, educate and pray with those in most need of assistance.
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal (BAA) is the combined effort of all parishes and parishioners in the Diocese of Raleigh to provide this outreach. With the help of God, our combined efforts can have a tremendous impact in responding to those who depend on our help. The theme of the 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is One Family in Christ. Through Mass, prayer, retreats, service and formation, the faithful may deepen their relationship with God and grow spiritually. We invite you to explore the BAA site to learn more about the impact of your generosity to the campaign. Click the following links for more information on the BAA. BAA Main Page 2021 BAA Brochure View the 2021 BAA Video
Our Goal Set by the Diocese: $82,768.00
As of March 16th: Pledges: $57,130.00 (69% of goal) / 31% participation
BAA continues! Pledge cards are available in the gathering space and the parish office. If you already completed a pledge card, we thank you. If you have not, we ask that you complete one as soon as possible. Completed pledge cards may be dropped into the offertory basket, the gray box in the gathering space, or brought/mailed to the parish office. If you are unable to donate to the BAA at this time, we ask you to complete a pledge card indicating that you will pray for the success of the campaign. This way we know you responded and the parish office will not contact you for the remainder of the 2021 campaign. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Again this year, the Diocese has made it possible for participants to pledge and pay pledges online. CLICK HERE to go directly to their online giving site.
Questions? Contact Kate Kane in the parish office: 910-488-1797 or [email protected]