Ways to Financially Support Your Parish
Your annual tithing pledge to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church is crucial. It allows the Finance Council to accurately budget the needed funds to support the parish programs and ministries for the upcoming fiscal year. So if you haven’t already turned in a pledge form please do so at your earliest convenience. Download Pledge Form
WeShare Online Giving
WeShare Online giving puts you in complete control of your parish donations, enabling you to donate via debit or credit card, or bank checking or savings accounts. You also decide whether your donation is one-time, or whether you would like it to recur, and on what frequency. All without ever writing a check! Click here to get started.
Automatic Bank Withdrawal (ACH)
You can also set up payments via ACH. This allows the parish to regularly deduct from your bank account the amount you indicate at the frequency you choose. Click for the forms to start or change automatic payments. Return the forms to the parish office and remember to include a voided check to start or change bank accounts. Donations can be designated for tithing, Building Fund, Emergency Relief, Food Bank and/or St Vincent de Paul. You will receive envelopes through the mail for special collections (Holy Days, Catholic Relief, Peter’s Pence, etc.)
If you do not sign up for ACH, you can still enjoy the ease of automated payments. Many banks allow you to make one-time or multiple payments online. Use your bank’s web site and follow their instructions. Remember, your payment should tell us what it is for: tithe, building fund, etc.
Envelopes give you a way to regularly contribute to several causes in addition to tithing. If you use the blue multi-purpose envelope and leave the cause blank, the donation will automatically be used for the Emergency Relief Fund.
We gladly accept cash donations, however, if you want us to record your contribution and include it on your end-of-year statement for income tax purposes, we can only do so if you give automatically, use envelopes or contribute by check.
Gifting of Stock
Instructions for gifting of stock can be found here.
Please make all checks payable to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church (OLIH) unless otherwise instructed. Use the Memo line to tell us what your check is to be used for.
Gifts in Kind
There are times when church projects and programs will request in-kind items. The office can provide receipts for these donations.
The OLIH Foundation
The OLIH Foundation offers ways for you to make long-term gift arrangements. More Information…
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The Annual Diocesan Appeal supports the Bishop and ministries of the Diocese of Des Moines. The appeal provides more than 60 percent of diocesan operating revenue on an annual basis. (The remainder of the operating revenue is generated through grants, fees, and endowment earnings.) OLIH benefits from the Diocesan Appeal in the support received from the Diocese – parish staff rely on and greatly appreciate the help from Diocesan staff, especially in the departments of Catechesis, Finance and Administration. Thank you for your generosity!
If you have any questions please call the church office, (515) 964.3038. We will be glad to answer questions and assist you.