In church: A collection is taken during our regular weekly celebration of Divine Liturgy. Envelopes are available on the table to the left when you enter the church through the main doors, and most pews also contain a small stack. Please be sure to write your name, your address if a first-time giver, and the amount of the donation on the envelope if you would like to receive a tax receipt. Tax receipts are issued for donations of more that $20 over the course of a calendar year.
Online: It is also possible to donate online to St Michael the Archangel parish via the CanadaHelps website. CanadaHelps is a national registered charity that provides secure online fundraising tools to churches and other charitable organisations in Canada. Clicking the 'Donate' link button below will take you directly to our donation form at CanadaHelps. In the form, select the fund you wish to donate to, e.g. General.
Interac: You can also make a donation to St Michael the Archangel parish using Interac transfer. To do so, please send the transfer to our dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org — note that your financial institution may ask you to provide a security question for us to answer to receive the funds, so please be sure to email the answer to us if it is not obvious. If you wish your donation to apply to a specific purpose or fund, please indicate this in the Interac memo, e.g. ‘Aid for Ukraine’. Donations not labeled as for a specific purpose will be applied to our General fund for church maintenance, stipends, charitable work, etc..
AID FOR UKRAINE
You can now make a donation via the CanadaHelps online form to our Aid for Ukraine appeal. To do so, please select ‘2. Aid for Ukraine’ from the dropdown list of funds on the form. Money’s collected via this fund will support the humanitarian work of CNEWA Canada and its partner, Caritas Ukraine.
Note that St Michael the Archangel parish does not collect any payment data for donations made through CanadaHelps. You will receive a tax receipt directly from CanadaHelps.
Bequests: Leaving a bequest is a process of giving a donation through your will. It is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organisation through your last will and testament. It can be as small or as large a donation as you wish. It is important that you talk to your lawyer about the process. In your kindness please remember St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in your will.
If someone wishes to make such a bequest, the following clause may be used as a template to be included in a will: ‘I give, devise, and bequeath to St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Parish of 4017 Victoria Avenue, Nanaimo BC, V9T 2A5, the sum of $ _____ [or _____% of my estate], to be used for the benefit of the parish and its pastoral activities.’