Giving Our Time and Talent
Stewardship is a vital part of the Christian life. Please consider volunteering your time and talent to help make a difference in the lives of others. Use this link or click on the image above to learn more about all of our ministries at St. Michael. -- "The Lord loves a cheerful giver!" (St. Paul)
You can see the many ways our parishioners choose to give their time and talent in the 2018 St. Michael Stewardship Report -- click here.
GIVING OUR TREASURE
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St. Michael Parish offers an online giving service that provides many benefits for our parishioners. There's no need to write checks, you can give even when you are away from home, and you can easily specify the amount from wherever you are. You can access St. Michael's online giving service through this link.
Many people enjoy the modern convenience, safety and reliability of making automatic deposits or transactions through the automated banking system. Now you can make weekly or monthly stewardship contributions through the St. Michael Automated Offering Plan. Simply complete this form and we will do the rest. It's safe, easy and absolutely free.
At St. Michael Catholic Church, many of our members choose to donate regularly using their offertory envelopes. We send those members envelopes for use every month and include envelopes for Holy days and special collections. Call us at (919) 468-6100 or drop by the parish office to register in the parish and request envelopes.
St. Michael Catholic Church has many second collection opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in taking advantage of supporting any of these worthy causes, please click HERE for the 2020 schedule. To donate, you can give via envelope, basket (in church), or online HERE.
Online Giving - Switching from WeShare to Realm
We're changing the way we accept online giving contributions to make it easier for existing recurring online donors, and we need your help.
We are making exciting changes to our Church online giving! Our new site, Realm, will make it easier for you to give and will provide you with more benefits:
- Communicate with Parish ministries and more
- Read Parish news and announcements
- Register Adults and children for events, study groups and classes
- Update your personal information and access giving information
The new online giving will require that your current recurring contributions be re-scheduled. You will receive an invite to create an account in Realm. Please use the link in that email and follow the steps to create a password. Once you are in, it will ask you for Name, Address, Birth date, Phone and Gender. Then you go to the Giving tab and you will be able to start your new recurring contribution. To ensure that your contributions continue as you intend and you aren’t doubling your donation, you’ll need to delete your recurring with our old site https://stmichaelcary.weshareonline.org. Please complete these steps by January 31, 2020 as we hope to transfer completely off our old system soon. We appreciate your generous support to our Parish. Thank you for taking a few moments to update your giving information.
If you have any questions, please contact Alma Logue at the Church office at 919-468-6176 or [email protected]
Catholic Steward Tuition Rate Criteria
St. Michael Catholic families seeking “Registered Catholic Steward” rate may complete our Parish Stewardship Form on line in order to potentially obtain the Catholic steward tuition rate designated for active parishioners.
If you are registering for the 2019/2020 school year, the online form can be found HERE.
If you are registering for the 2020/2021 school year, the online form can be found HERE.
- Registered: The family must be registered at least 3 months at St. Michael Catholic Church.
- Active: Active parishioners should attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. In addition, they volunteer their time and talent with St. Michael Church ministries.
- Contributing: Parishioners should demonstrate financial support through identifiable offertory and/or Priest retirement contributions through envelopes, checks, or electronic giving (auto draft /online giving/text to give). Cash gifts are identifiable only when they are submitted in the family’s offertory envelopes.
2020 Bishop's Annual Appeal
St. Michael the Archangel (Cary, NC)
Our goal for 2020:
Please click this button to find out more information about the BAA, including how to give.
What does the BAA do? Check out these videos produced by the Diocese of Raleigh to find out!
Bishop's Annual Appeal - Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama
Connecting the Church - Fr. Michael Burbeck
Raising Servant Leaders - Fr. Scott McCue
Bishop's Annual Appeal - Fr. Rafael Leon
Bishop's Annual Appeal - Fr. Phil Hurley, S.J.
Bishop's Annual Appeal - Fr. Steve Patti
Bishop's Annual Appeal - RCIA
As you all likely well know, the BAA is a yearly initiative that we, as a parish in the Diocese of Raleigh, are required to support. This year, we have the second-largest BAA goal among all parishes in the Diocese. This is no easy amount, nearly half of a million dollars to raise! But, as an overflowing parish of members looking to serve its community, we must look at this goal with great pride and responsibility. By the grace of God, we are called to give back from our blessings. And while this initiative does great work for many different ministries within our Diocese, here in Cary it may not always seem close to home. I would like to draw your attention to one (among many) major gift that we can tangibly see, however, and that is our parochial vicar, Father Noe! Fr. Noe was ordained a priest of this Diocese in 2019. He was previously a seminarian studying for the priesthood; the BAA directly supports our Raleigh seminarians.
And so, again in 2020, we humbly ask you to please pray for the Bishop's Annual Appeal. That should always be our first response to any decision in life, financial or not. Pray for its success; pray for the many people, resources, and missions that it supports. Pray for Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama as he leads our flock. And finally, pray to see how God is calling you to help St. Michael reach its BAA goal in 2020. We thank you, and may God bless you.
-Jeremy Fehlman, Coordinator of Communication