In the course of time Abel brought one of the best firstlings of his flock to the Lord. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering. ~ Genesis 4:3a, 4
Giving as an Act of Worship
The word “tithe” comes from an Old English word meaning “tenth,” the traditional percentage of our income to be contributed to God and his church. The 5-4-1 model of stewardship, which our parish has embraced for several years now, recommends how that tenth is divided: 5% for our Sunday offertory (for the work of mission here in Jackson), 4% for our capital expenditures (for the building up of the Kingdom of God), and 1% as our Diocesan Services Appeal (for the myriad of ministries and charities that serve our region).
Read from what some of our parishioners and Finance Council members have said about tithing…
We encourage you to consider giving in the following ways…
To give a quick one-time gift, click here or text "GIVE" to (517) 210-1868.Give Here!
Make your tithing easier by signing up through online giving! As you pray about how the Lord might want to ask you to give, this is a great time to switch to our easy online format.Click Here for Online Giving!
DSA supports our Catholic Charities of Jackson County and the other four Catholic Charities agencies in our diocese. Click below to make a pledge to help the Catholic community in our areas!Pledge to Diocesan Service Appeal
Participate in the “5-4-1” Model at St. John Parish!
- 5 % to our weekly offertory to help our parish family continue to grow and thrive
- 4% to other Catholic initiatives, appeals, and ministries within our parish, including the Capital Expenditures Fund, our school, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.
- 1% to our Diocesan Services Appeal (D.S.A.)
We hope to help our parishioners increase their giving and partner with us in ministry.
If you are interested in partnering with us in our ministry and joining with other members of our parish family as a steward of St. John, click above!