St. Anne's Parish

Our Mission: To inform and educate through our lived faith at St. Anne.

Donations to St. Anne's Parish

One-Time Donations

Thank you for considering a donation to St. Anne's Parish. We welcome all donations in support of our mission and ministries as a local Catholic parish.

If you wish to make a financial contribution to the parish, you may do so electronically, by visiting us at the church or rectory, or mailing it to:

St. Anne's Church
130 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Weekly Offerings

Registered parishioners may elect to receive envelopes through which they can offer donations for the weekly Sunday Mass and for special collections throughout the year. If you wish to register with the parish and receive envelopes, please submit a New Parishioner Registration form. By using weekly envelopes, you will receive a statement at the end of the year that you can use for tax reporting purposes.

Your offerings can be made online, or you may make cash donations by dropping your envelope in the collection basket at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. If you choose to make your weekly offerings online, you will continue to receive envelopes in the mail. Please write on the envelope: OG (online giving) or EG (electronic giving), followed by the amount of your online donation, and place the empty envelope in the collection basket. This will assist in the accurate counting of weekly donations after each weekend Mass.

Online Giving

St. Anne's Parish welcomes the use of online giving and encourages parishioners to enroll in electronic payment of their regular donations. Online giving is simple, convenient, and ensures a steady, reliable stream of income to the parish. In addition, online giving offers the following benefits:

  • Convenience. Your scheduled donation will be sent to the parish automatically with no additional action required on your part.
  • Flexibility. You may prefer to make your regular donations monthly instead of weekly. Donations can be made on various schedules, such as weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly, and on an individual, one-time basis (such as for special collections).
  • No "Make-Up Envelopes." By making donations on a set schedule, you do not need to turn in missed envelopes when you are away from the area, such as while on business travel or vacation, or if you are unable to attend Mass due to inclement weather.
  • Security. Online giving uses the same high security levels as your regular online banking.

If you use electronic bill payment through online banking, you are already able to send online donations to St. Anne's. Refer to the Electronic Giving Guide for instructions on how to set this up.

St. Anne's Parish is presently exploring additional options for online giving. As they become available, we will share them with you through bulletin announcements and through Flocknote Parish Announcements.

Bequests

Many of you have been St. Anne's parishioners for much of your lives; others, for somewhat fewer years. But we all have one thing in common: We love our parish of St. Anne's!

Though the topic is a difficult one, and one that we reluctantly discuss, our time on earth will not last forever. Most of us have prepared our wills and directed that our estates be left to loved ones, friends, or a favorite charity. Yet, many of us have never thought about leaving something from our estates to St. Anne's Parish.

These are challenging economic times for churches in general and for St. Anne's Parish in particular. Weekly collections are used to pay for insurances, utilities, repairs and maintenance, and parish staff expenses, which steadily increase. These collections, however, often do not keep pace with the increase in parish expenses.

Please add St. Anne's Parish to your list of final requests and bequests. Additions to wills are relatively easy to make and do not require rewriting everything.

Thank you for considering St. Anne's Parish as part of your estate planning.

Thank you!

Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and continued generosity to St. Anne's Parish through your stewardship and financial offerings. Because of your support, the parish continues to thrive and offer its parishioners and community the spiritual and corporal services they seek.