top of page

Thank you for your support of Saint Paul the Apostle

We place the stewardship of your donations as one of our highest priorities.  We strive to maintain transparency 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.

We have received the question about what the "best way" to fiscally support Saint Paul the Apostle.  The simple answer is, whichever way best suits you!  While you have many options to choose from, we are asking our parishioners to consider signing up for a recurring weekly or monthly electronic donation.  By supporting us as a recurring electronic donor, we are able to count on your donations as we strive to continually improve our programs to best serve our parish community. 

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 2020, the average total daily expense for the parish was almost $2,700. Your continuing generosity allows us to fulfill the spiritual mission of the parish.


How we use your financial support


Leaving a Bequest

You can name a particular dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Saint Paul the Apostle.  This type of donation in your will or living trust help ensure that the great work we are doing at Saint Paul the Apostle will continue for years to come. 

If you would like to make such a gift, your attorney may use the following language:

"I, (legal Name), of (city, state, zip code), give, devise and bequeath to Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Gurnee IL,  (written amount or percentage of estate or description of property) for its unrestricted use and purpose"

Beneficiary Designations

You can name Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Gurnee as a primary, partial, or secondary beneficiary to your retirement plan, insurance policy or investment account. If your so generously choose to make this gift, you will need the following information:

Organizations Legal Name: 

Federal tax ID number:


Stock Gifts

Your stockbroker can assist you in making a gift of stock through a direct transfer to Saint Paul the Apostle.  Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock, and you avoid paying the capital gains taxes on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock.  IF you would like to make a gift of stock, please provide your broker with the rolling information:


We invite you to get in touch with our business office in the case that you have any questions with the donation process or if you would simply like some more information or need assistance with the process.

Bob Sekany 

bottom of page