Grand Annual Matching Pledge Challenge
An anonymous donor is inviting those who have not participated in the Grand Annual collection to do so between now and February 14th. The ęrst 10 new donor pledges of $250.00 and the ęrst 25 new donor pledges of $100.00 will be matched. Once again, this individual is oěering to be a good steward to our parish and this provides a golden opportunity to help reach our goal. Thank you for your generosity.
Grand Annual Update
I am truly grateful for the many of you who have given so generously to our Grand Annual Collection which began in the fall. We are still accepting donations to reach our parish goal of $100k. To achieve this goal we need to raise another $41k by March 31, the Wednesday of Holy Week. Knowing the many economic difficulties you may be facing because of the pandemic your support of this essential means of income for our newly formed parish will be greatly appreciated. Pope Francis prays that churches will emerge from the crisis stronger and more viable and vital. This is an opportunity to make his dream and mine a reality.
Ways you can donate:
We are grateful for your support of our parishes. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. Please click on "Sign Up for Your New Account" and complete your initial account registration. Thank you!
HOW TO SIGN UP for ONLINE GIVING
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To receive weekly collection envelopes please fill out Parish registration form below.
Please make your checks payable to St. Martin de Porres Parish
If you like you donations may be mailed....
St Martin de Porres Parish
15 Rita Road
Dorchester MA 02124
Please make your checks payable to
St. Martin de Porres Parish
If you are interested in making a donation to St Martin de Porres Parish you may contact our collaborative Finance & Operations Manager Nancy Lafoe @
Our Online Giving (OLG) system now is also an App for Apple and Android products!
You can download it for FREE in the App Store, Google Play Store just search "Online Giving" or go to OLGapp.com.
If you are new to Online Giving, register by entering St Martin de Porres Parish ID # 1338
Sanctuary Lamp and weekend offertory gifts of bread and wine, in memory of a loved one
We have initiated a new way to pray for and remember loved ones by sponsoring the Sanctuary Lamp and weekend offertory gifts of bread and wine, in memory of a loved one. The seven-day candle will burn for a week, at the tabernacle, with your special intention or in memory of your loved one, as you have requested. The special intention and or your loved ones will be honored and remembered with the prayers of our parish at the offertory as they are presented and used at the weekend Masses. This is a nice way to remember birthdays, anniversaries and to offer special prayers and intentions for our loved ones. The suggested offering or donation of $10.00 is accepted for the for the Sanctuary Lamp and $20.00 for the weekend offertory gifts can be booked at the rectory.
DONATIONS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES
Donations of appreciated securities can support The St Martin de Porres Parish and may provide tax benefits to you. If you would like to make a gift of securities before the end of the year in order to receive a full tax credit, please contact Nancy Lafoe at and we can provide you with information to share with your broker. Thank you for your generosity!
1/24 - Church in Latin America (RCAB)
1/31 - Catholic School Week
3/7 - Utilities and Energy Expenses
3/14 - Reserves Fund
3/21 - Monthly Parish Collection
3/28 - Easter Flowers
4/11 - Debt Reduction
4/18 - Monthly Parish Collection
4/25 - Maintenance Expenses
Remembering St Martin de Porres in your will
Many people have given bequests over the years to our parish and we are grateful for their generosity. Gifts and bequests are a line item in our parish budgets and as the fiscal year comes to a close some have inquired about the logistics of giving a large or small gift as part of your estate planning. If you would like more information about how this can be done in loving memory of anyone in your life please contact our finance manager Nancy Lafoe at or any member of our finance councils.
May the Lord continue to inspire us to be cheerful givers.