The theme of the 55th U.P. Catholic Services Appeal is “Do This in Memory of Me”.
UPCSA invites everyone to seek a deeper understanding of our faith through the many available opportunities that the appeal supports, year after year. All are invited to introduce their friends to Jesus, and together grow as disciples.
Thank you for prayerfully considering your gift to UPCSA.
Online Giving Through Paypal
We have signed up with Paypal to accept donations for our three churches. Clicking one of the buttons to the right will open up to a Paypal payment screen where you can choose the amount, choose the purpose, set up reoccurring donations or a one-time donation, and your payment method.
If you choose Parish Offering, there is a Notes field where you can add your envelope number, which is very helpful for posting your Offerings.
If you choose Mass Intentions or Memorial Candles, please add the names in the Notes field -- For and By. Be sure to include your phone number and/or email address.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is on the ground, providing lifesaving assistance. To help families affected by natural disasters, visit https://support.crs.org
Life Outreach Center
The goal has been met to purchase the ultrasound. They still need funds to pay for doctors and nurses to conduct and read the ultrasounds. Donations can be dropped off at the center (attached to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry) on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons or mailed to P.O. Box 253, L’Anse, MI 49946. Any donation helps them tremendously. Please prayerfully consider your role in this ministry, whether by donating financially, or by being trained to be a volunteer.
Automatic Bank Payments
Automatic payments can be used for offertory contributions, capital campaign pledges, holidays, special collections, religious education, and much more.
Benefits to you:
There is no cost to you
Payments can be set up through your bank, either on-line or by going to the bank
No need to personally write checks
Set up your own pledge, down payment, frequency and payment amounts
Contributions are scheduled, no need to make up missed contributions
No need to remember to mail in your payment
You can change your payments or add additional payments at any time
If the payments are set up with a pledge amount, payments will stop when the pledge amount is reached
For further information, please contact the Parish Office.
My Catholic Giving Guide
This 1-page guide helps you thoughtfully and prayerfully plan your annual giving to the parish, UPCSA, diocesan collections, and more. Click here to view it.
New Planned Giving Website
Gift planning at your fingertips! Find out why your gift matters, download brochures on popular gift types, and more. Take a moment and visit our new website.
Charitable Gift Annuitities
When it comes to supporting the Church for the long-term future, the charitable gift annuity is one method favored by many. Learn why and calculate your benefits at dioceseofmarquette.planmygift.org/charitable-gift-annuities. Contact Terri for more information at email@example.com.
Life Insurance: A POWERFUL, SIMPLE WAY TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CHURCH
When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. There are three ways to give life insurance to the Catholic Diocese of Marquette:
Name us a beneficiary of the policy. This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate the diocese, a parish or Catholic school, or other diocesan entity as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.
Make an outright gift of an existing policy. You can name us as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. You may receive a federal income tax charitable deduction and reduce your future estate tax liability. If you continue to pay premiums on the policy, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.
Make an outright gift of a new policy. You can take out a new policy and irrevocably name the Church as the owner and the beneficiary of the insurance contract. This method may be particularly attractive for the younger donor. Whether you make one single premium payment for the policy or pay annual premiums, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.
To explore this, and other popular gift types, visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org/planmygift.
Faithful Giving Newsletter
Response to the new issue of Faithful Giving has been tremendous! Learn more about estate planning and request our free brochure, Give Your Family the Gift of Peace of Mind.
Your Gift Matters
Passing on the Catholic faith is the greatest legacy than we can leave! As good stewards, each of us plays an important role in preserving and extending our Catholic heritage in our own parish and in the diocese through weekly gifts and planned giving. Not sure how to begin planning? Visit dioceseofmarquette.org/planmygift and read about gift planning options that can fit your goals and situation. Download the FREE Personal Estate Planning Kit today!