How we put your generosity to good work

We place the stewardship of your donations as one of our highest priorities.  We strive to maintain transperancy over the uses of the funds we receive.  Saint Paul the Apostle Parish is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.  No goods or services, other than intangible religious benefits, are provided by Saint Paul the Apostle in exchange for your contributions.

  • Sunday Giving

    The principal use of the funds you contribute to the Sunday collection is to essentially “keep the lights on”. These contributions are used to pay for staff salaries, utilities such as gas and electricity, maintenance costs, parish supplies like candles, hosts and prayer books, and a variety of other expenses. For fiscal 2016, the average total daily expense for the parish was almost $3,700. Your continuing generosity allows us to fulfill the spiritual mission of the parish.

  • Sharing Parish

    Our three sharing organizations – St. Anastasia Food Pantry in Waukegan, Holy Family Food Pantry in Waukegan and St. Thomas the Apostle on South Kimbark in Chicago – benefit tremendously from your donations. The monies that you designate to these organizations is distributed to them quarterly and helps them satisfy many basic needs for the poorer members of their communities.

  • St. Vincent De Paul

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. Your contributions help needy individuals with daily living expenses such as rent, utilities, food, medical/dental expenses, automobile repairs and clothing.

  • maintenance & Capital improvements

    Funds contributed to our Capital Campaign have been used to pay for large capital items that have required attention over the years. Your generous donations have allowed us to replace a failing HVAC unit, paint the church and update the sound system to current technologies, among other items. As the parish facilities continue to age, continued support of the Capital Campaign will be crucial in keeping our spiritual home on sound footing.