HOW TO GIVE
Below are the ways in which you may give to St. Aloysius Catholic Church. For guidance on the spiritual importance of giving financially and in growing our relationship or trust in God, please visit the the Stewardship of Offering page.
Checking or Savings Account
The parish's preferred way to receive gifts is through Automatic Bank Draft. Scheduling your gift allows 100% of your gift to be received, provides for the least amount of overhead costs and allows the parish to more efficiently anticipate revenue in budgeting annually for its pastoral goals.
The automatic bank draft authorization form may be used to enroll for the first time or to revise your scheduled giving.
Enroll: To ensure account privacy, new authorizations must be hand-delivered or mailed to the parish office at 2025 Stuart Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or faxed 225-344-6847 with a voided check or savings deposit slip.
Revise: Requests to revise scheduled bank drafts may be done simply by emailing the parish bookkeeper firstname.lastname@example.org. You may either attach the form or describe revisions in the message from an email address associated with your parish record. Account information is not needed to adjust your giving.
Checks or Cash
Gifts placed inside the envelopes, mailed to parishioners' homes, may be hand-delivered or mailed to the parish office at 2025 Stuart Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or placed in the Offertory collection basket at weekend worship services.
Like Automatic Bank Draft, regular giving through e-Giving is valuable to the parish in budgeting and knowing it can count on your intended commitment even if you're traveling or perhaps attending Mass with family or friends at another church. While transaction costs for the church do come into play, a bonus for the donor is credit card points and transactions over a secure server. Recurring gifts require a username and password.
Transfer of Stock
Giving through the sale or transfer of stock is done by informing your broker you would like to make a donation to St. Aloysius Catholic Church and provide: DTC # 0725 and Raymond James 25868867. Stock donations are sold immediately and then provided to St. Aloysius, along with any special instructions for its use. For additional assistance initiating the transfer, call the church business manager 225-343-6657 ext. 16.
Gifts of real estate are accepted. For more information, please call the pastor at 225-343-6657 ext. 11.
Did you know? While stock transfers, gifts of real estate and mandatory distributions from IRAs would be of great benefit and value to St. Aloysius, they may also provide benefits to the giver as well.
For example, distributions from a traditional IRA normally incur taxes since the account holder didn’t pay taxes when contributions into the IRA were made. Account holders 70-1/2 years or older who make a contribution directly from a traditional IRA to a qualified charity can donate up to $100,000 without it being considered a taxable distribution. The deduction effectively lowers the donor's adjusted gross income and ultimately the amount of tax the donor pays that year. Similarly, if a donor gives stock that has appreciated for more than a year, they are actually giving ~20 percent more than if they sold the stock and then made a cash donation. The donor is likely to realize a taxable profit on the sale of assets they merely sell, but if the donor gives the stock or real estate directly to a charitable organization, there’s no capital gains tax to pay. Plus, the donor is still eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the asset donated from their income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS.