Charitable Giving


“The gifts you have received, give as a gift.” - Matthew 10:8

Thank you for considering Saint Kilian Parish. The parish needs regular contributions to sustain a “cash flow” sufficient to pay ordinary expenses (salaries, utilities, taxes, etc.). In addition, the parish needs extraordinary contributions to fund our new parish center. We need your generosity in both areas.

There are many ways you can help and in many cases, your donation may even be tax deductible (please see your tax advisor regarding charitable contributions). Please select from the following to learn more:


Titheing is an ancient Biblical principle, called tithing, directed that 10% of what one was given should be returned back to the Lord in the form of charitable giving.

How much should I give?
Saint Kilian Parish strives to provide a wide range of ministries and services on a daily basis, supported almost exclusively by the offertory contributions of parishioners. It is understood that many demands are placed upon us all and we hope you will consider making Saint Kilian Parish the primary recipient of your charitable efforts. Tithing may even be tax deductible (please see your tax advisor regarding charitable contributions).

Please reference the chart below to determine the level of your current contributions and the level at which you might contribute to the church:

Monthly Take Home Pay 10% 7% 5% 3%
$7,500 $750 $525 $375 $225
$7,000 $700 $490 $350 $210
$6,500 $650 $455 $325 $195
$6,000 $600 $420 $300 $180
$5,500 $550 $385 $275 $165
$5,000 $500 $350 $250 $150
$4,500 $450 $315 $225 $135
$4,000 $400 $280 $200 $120
$3,500 $350 $245 $175 $105
$3,000 $300 $210 $150 $90
$2,500 $250 $175 $125 $75
$2,000 $200 $140 $100 $60
$1,500 $150 $105 $75 $45
$1,000 $100 $70 $50 $30

Help Reduce Our Church Debt

We are overjoyed to have finally completed construction and opened our new church! However, as pledges to the project could not pay the construction bills as they were incurred, we have an interest bearing construction loan left to satisfy while the pledges come to fruition. Our debt is roughly $2.5M. We are asking parishioners to consider contributions of any size (no donation is too small) to help reduce our shared debt. Thank you for your consideration!


The parish needs regular contributions to sustain a “cash flow” sufficient to pay ordinary expenses (salaries, utilities, taxes, etc.). In addition, the parish needs extraordinary contributions to fund our new parish center. We need your generosity in both areas.

Please note:

  • Pledges over five years encourage donors to consider more substantial commitments than are possible with one-time cash gifts.
  • Donors who pledge may determine pledge remittance schedules to meet their own charitable or tax needs.
  • Pledges are not legally binding.
  • All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Sample Five Year Pledge Payment Plan

Total Pledge Initial Down Payment Balance Annual Payment Monthly Payment
$100,000 $10,000 $90,000 $18,000 $1,500
$75,000 $7,500 $67,500 $13,500 $1,125
$50,000 $5,000 $45,000 $9,000 $750
$25,000 $2,500 $22,500 $4,500 $375
$20,000 $2,000 $18,000 $3,600 $300
$15,000 $1,500 $13,500 $2,700 $225
$10,000 $1,000 $9,000 $1,800 $150

Monetary Donations

Every penny counts! Should you wish to make a monetary donation to our parish, please contact Father Bober at or 724-625-1665 x.2106. Additionally, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, annuities, are all most acceptable as contributions to your parish. All contributions given to the ordinary collections are counted toward the Parish Share assessment for the following year. Contributions to the building fund are not counted toward that assessment. In many cases, your donation may even be tax deductible (please see your tax advisor regarding charitable contributions).

Click here to make a one time gift via Faith Direct Online.

Giving Online or via Text with Faith Direct (Church Code PA191)

Faith Direct LogoThe Faith Direct program allows you to support your church through automatic debits from your bank account or charges to your credit/debit card. Click here to learn how the program works. Our church code is PA191. To families and individuals, Faith Direct offers:

  • Peace of mind – because you'll be able to support your parish each and every week, even if you're out of town on a Sunday, or unable to attend services due to weather, illness or a family emergency
  • The convenience of not having to write a check every week
  • The security of knowing your data is protected, that every transaction is secure, and that your contributions are automatically transferred directly to the church's account
  • The knowledge that you are helping your parish be more efficient, and have a steady, predictable cash flow to support the works that are important to you, throughout the year
  • The simplicity of being able to arrange all of your gifts – from weekly offerings and additional special appeals throughout the year to church school or building fund donations – in one secure program
  • The efficiency of having an annual statement that details your generosity, and simplifies your taxes

Giving to (Church) is easy with Faith Direct Text-to-Give
To make a donation via text, follow these steps:

  1. Text $ amount to (724) 647-3104
  2. Register your credit/debit card (you will only need to do this once).
  3. Save the number as a contact in your phone to make future giving faster and easier.

To securely make a gift, text a dollar amount to (724) 647-3104. You will be asked to complete a one-time registration page with your billing and contact information. After this registration, you can give any time by texting a dollar amount to our phone number. To make it easier, save this number as a contact in your phone for future giving.

    Planned Giving

    You can help improve parish quality and experiences for generations to come by making a planned gift to Saint Kilian Parish. By remembering Saint Kilian Parish in your financial planning, you are leaving a legacy for you and your family and a myriad of opportunities for future Saint Kilian Parish parishioners. Talk with your financial advisor today about planned giving.


    Do you own a business? If so, would you be interested in providing scholarships and financial aid to Saint Kilian students if there were little or no cost to your company?  If your answer is "Yes," put your Pennsylvania tax liability dollars to work for our school through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.

    The EITC program allows the business community to support private school education. You have the ability to divert your state tax dollars to support our school. The money you are obligated to pay in state taxes can go directly to provide student scholarships and financial aid to students who otherwise could not afford to attend Saint Kilian Parish School.

    You determine or otherwise estimate your state tax liability. Through the EITC program your company can apply to receive tax credits equal to 75% of the amount of your contribution per taxable year. The tax credit can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if your business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years. In addition, you can claim a charitable deduction for the difference between the tax credit amount and the gift. The tax credits can then be designated for receipt by Saint Kilian Parish School and go directly to helping our own students. For example: If you donate $5,000 to Saint Kilian each year for two years, you receive a tax credit of $4,500 per year, plus the ability to claim $500 per year as a charitable deduction. The $10,000 donation to Saint Kilian becomes a $10,000 scholarship for our students and in the end, will cost you almost $0.  

    You are eligible to participate in the program if your business is licensed to operate in Pennsylvania and is subject to one or more of the following taxes:

    • Corporate Net Income Tax
    • Capital Stock Tax
    • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders, LLCs or Partnership partners

Please consider the value you place on providing a catholic education for your children. As a business owner, you are in the unique position of being able to help other families provide that same opportunity for their own children. Within our Saint Kilian community, there are families who are experiencing financial challenges due to job loss or illness and others who simply cannot afford the rising cost of catholic education for their children. Your generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of our students at Saint Kilian Parish.

The application process is simple and quick: You or your company representative can set up an account and completer the application. This simple electronic application is only two pages, with the first page comprised of applicant information and the second page containing five questions about your contribution. Simply submit your application for consideration.

For additional information about the program, click here to visit the EITC information page from the Diocese of Pittsburgh OR to begin the application process, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development online..

    If you have any questions, please contact Charles Goetz, Business Manager, in the Business Office at 724.625.1665 x.2105.