Gift Opportunities

TJ Ernst, Director of Development
(402) 452-2241
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"Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  2 Corinthians 9:6-7

There are a variety of ways to share your gifts with St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Regardless of the method you choose, please know that every donation makes a difference in helping our parish carry out its mission, and you can be assured that your contribution will be managed prudently. 


Weekly Sacrificial Giving
It funds general operating expenses from utility bills to salaries to programs that help the diverse members of our parish family. Without steady and growing weekly sacrificial giving, our parish could not operate.

Building Fund
Donations to this fund help support the operational budget of our campus.

Outreach Ministries
Provides service and support to agencies that assist people in the Omaha community.

Parish Endowment
Supports the work of our Parish and our efforts to fulfill our mission.

Educational Endowment
Supports the long-term mission of the School, Religious Education and Adult Formation programs.

Capital Campaign: 20th Anniversary
Enhance the financial health of the parish, meet the spiritual & social needs of the parishioners, and support academic excellence in the school.

Special Collections
These are the collections that happen throughout the year that include Christmas and Easter, and other collections such as the Assumption of Mary, the Black & Indian Mission, and the Retirement Fund for Religious, as well as many others.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal
In addition to asking for pledges for weekly sacrificial giving, St. Vincent de Paul conducts an Annual Appeal to supplement weekly giving. These funds may be directed to a particular parish effort.

Children’s Courtyard
Your children’s names can be engraved in stone in the Children’s Courtyard at the front of our church building. Click pdf here (300 KB) to download form.

Our Lady of Life
Deceased or living memorials are a beautiful way to honor a loved one’s anniversary, special occasion or death. Their name will be engraved on granite markers at the foot of the Lady of Life statue near the church entrance off Eagle Run Drive. Click pdf here (20 KB) to download form.

Perpetual Mass Society
Names are engraved on the Perpetual Mass Society plaque located just outside the Lady Chapel. The Mass on the first Friday of every month at SVdP is dedicated to praying for our deceased loved ones.

Ways to Give

Sacrificial Giving Envelopes
This is the traditional way to make Sacrificial Giving donations to St. Vincent de Paul. When a parishioner registers with the parish, they are automatically put on the Sacrificial Giving Envelope mailing list.

Automatic Withdrawal
This method provides an opportunity to make Sacrificial Giving donations through a checking or savings account. The withdrawals occur once a month on the 16th. Click Here to download form.

Online Giving
This program allows you to make all of your donations to St. Vincent de Paul Parish; Sacrificial Giving, Holidays, Special Collections, Second Collections, etc. Donations can be made using checking accounts, savings accounts and/or credit cards. The donor is free to establish one-time gifts, recurring gifts and/or pledges, and the contributions can be made any day of the month.  Click Here to access the Online Giving Portal. 

Appreciated Securities
Donating shares of appreciated securities to St. Vincent de Paul Parish could possibly allow you to avoid the short- or long-term capital gain tax liability you would be responsible for when you sell those securities. You may benefit from a tax-advantaged donation at the appreciated value, with no tax liability on the gains. While there are clear benefits associated with this strategy, we strongly suggest that you consult a tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Planned Giving
A donation of cash, appreciated securities, real estate, personal property, life insurance, etc. made during a donor’s lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.