Ways you can Donate to support the parish
register as a parishioner
The best way to support and stay informed about the parish is to register as a parishioner. Having contact information on file will ensure that you individually or as a family will be kept informed about the parish and any upcoming events. We also keep parishioners up-to-date through Flocknote with an occasional email -- click here to add your email to Flocknote. To register as a parishioner, please call the parish office at (617) 436-0310.
Online Giving through Our Sunday Visitor allows you to make contributions to the parish 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, set-up or manage your weekly contribution or make one-time or recurring donations to special causes such as the Grand Annual Campaign, special collections, memorial contributions for altar breads and sanctuary lamps, etc. Follow the steps after the jump and complete your initial account registration.
Use the link above or click here to visit the Our Sunday Visitor Online Giving website.
In Person using Weekly Offertory Envelopes
Using weekly offertory envelopes is the traditional way parishioners support the parish and the only way to ensure we can supply an accurate tax statement -- upon request -- at the end of the year. You are not required to use envelopes to make a contribution to the parish and can simply make an offering when the collection is taken up at Mass. If using a check for your contribution please make it payable to ST. MARTIN DE PORRES PARISH. To sign up for offertory envelopes, please call the parish office at (617) 436-0310.
other ways to give
Appreciated Securities, legacy or planned giving
Donations of appreciated securities or leaving us in your will can support St. Martin de Porres Parish and may provide tax benefits to you if applicable. Please call the parish office at (617) 436-0310 and speak with Nancy Lafoe for further information.
Sanctuary Lamp or bread and wine offering program
A way to pray for and remember loved ones is by sponsoring the sanctuary lamp lit near the tabernacle that signifies the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus Christ or by sponsoring the weekend offertory gifts of bread and wine. The donation will be noted in the bulletin and remembered in the prayers of our parish family at offertory time. This is a faith-filled way to remember birthdays, anniversaries or to offer special prayers and intentions for your loved one(s). The suggested offering for a sanctuary lamp is $10.00 and $20.00 for the bread and wine. Please call the parish office at (617) 436-0310 and speak with Amy Mulvey to make arrangements. Please make your check payable to ST. MARTIN DE PORRES PARISH.
In addition to the weekly parish offertory is the occasional second collection which is a special request to support a cause such as the Clergy Trust, Women Religious, St. Vincent de Paul, natural disaster relief or simply give a little extra to cover the parish fuel bill. Typically an additional envelope is enclosed with the monthly package for those who requested envelopes; however, mention is made in the parish bulletin when a second collection will be taken up.