Tithing, What does it mean?

Although everyone’s contribution will be different, the Church uses the tithe (10%) as a benchmark by which all of us can gauge our gifts.

It is not optional to support one’s parish financially; this has long been one of the six precepts of the Church. What is voluntary is how much one gives, even though the tithe is a scriptural benchmark.

As a parish, we have suggested the tithe as follows:

  • 5% to the weekly offertory
  • 1% to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
  • 4% to Faith Based Charities

For some, this goal may be hard to reach, others may decide to give more. Everyone’s weekly gift should adequately reflect God’s generosity.

Household Income:5% to Parish Offertory1% to Archbishop’s Annual Appeal4% Faith Based Charities
$15,000 – $20,000750 – 1,000150 – 200600 – 800
$21,000 – $30,0001,050 – 1,500210 – 300840 – 1,200
$31,000 – $40,0001,550 – 2,000310 – 4001,240 – 1,600
$41,000 – $50,0002,050 – 2,500410 – 5001,640 – 2,000
$51,000 – $60,0002,550 – 3,000510 – 6002,040 – 2,400
$61,000 – $75,0003,050 – 3,750610 – 7502,440 – 3,000
$76,000 – $100,0003,800 – 5,000760 – 1,0003,040 – 4,000
$101,000 – $150,0005,050 – 7,5001,010 – 1,5004,040 – 6,000
$151,000 – $200,0007,550 – 10,0001,510 – 2,0006,040 – 8,000
$201,000 – $300,00010,050 – 15,0002,010 – 3,0008,040 – 12,000
$301,000 – $400,00015,050 – 20,0003,010 – 4,00012,040 – 16,000
$401,000 – $500,00020,050 – 25,0004,010 – 5,00016,040 – 20,000
As with all things, add prayer and discernment to your tithe.

Use this online resources for a quick calculation: http://findmytithe.com/


New HVAC at Transfiguration 

It will be a long process of replacing the HVAC Units on the parish campus. We thank you for your patience and willingness to contribute to the cause.  This is a good time to remind ourselves that our Tithing allows for the parish to make necessary repairs without fundraising.  A year round income for the parish comes from the tithe given as an offering from each family or individual. The funds in the church account will be free to be applied to a planned project or an urgent need rather than having special collections or capital campaigns.  

As you step into this practice, prayerfully consider your contributions and how you tithe as a family. One duty we share as Christians is to care for our common home. Your gifts allow for us to plan for the expense of upkeeping our church home. Thank you for your generosity and continued support. 

Transfiguration