Giving

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the mission of St. James

“The Christian faithful are obliged to assist with the needs of the Church so that the Church has what is necessary for divine worship, for the works of the apostolate and of charity, and for the decent support of ministers” (Canon 222.1).

St. James Catholic Church is a nonprofit corporation and no goods or services are provided in return for charitable donations. St. James Catholic Church Federal Tax ID is 87-4445325.

Giving Options

Easy Credit Card or direct Bank Giving

Quick easy giving without the headache of signing up for another account. Sign up for an account to obtain even more control of your giving.

Giving by Mail

Please address checks to St. James Catholic Church and mail them to the St. James Parsonage (priest’s residence):

3725 Lilly Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32207

How much to give?

From time immemorial the people of God have given a tithe, that is a tenth, of their produce. Jesus said that tithing ought to be done (Luke 11:42, Matthew 23:23) and he instructed that God does not look on the amount that you give, but rather on the proportion as he taught in the parable of the Widow’s Mite (Luke 21:1-4). Tithing was legislated by the Church as far back as 567 when it was made obligatory by the Council of Tours. Currently it is not obligatory of the faithful to give at least ten percent of income, but the tithe continues to hold a revered position of honor within the Church. 

There are those who, because of their financial situations, especially because of debt, are not able to give ten percent of their income to the Church. No worries. Take heart. Give with the generosity that you are able. As St. Paul wrote, “he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6, 7).

Decrease Taxes through IRA, Stock, or Real Estate Giving

Use your IRA, stock, or real estate to give up to $100,000 to your parish while avoiding taxes. Notify your IRA administrator that you wish to make a “qualified charitable distribution.” This information is not intended as tax, legal, or financial advice. Gift results may vary. Contact your personal financial advisor for information specific to your situation.

Find inspiration for your giving through these homilies given by Father Mayer