The "tithe" is the biblical standard for giving, which is rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures, reinforced by the New Testament teaching on generosity, and exemplified in the lives of the early Christians. The word "tithe" comes from the word meaning "tenth" and is used to indicate the portion of one's gross earnings (first fruits) that was set apart for God.
The book of Leviticus instructs, "A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. The entire tithe of the herd and flock - every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod - will be holy to the Lord." (Leviticus 27:30, 32)
St. Matthew wrote that where your treasure is, there you will find your heart.
Parishioners are asked to complete and return an operations pledge card each calendar year.
St. Michael the Archangel Parish asks each family to divide the biblical 10% in the following manner:
5% of annual household gross income to our Parish (operations)
4% of annual household gross income to other worthy charities or the St. Michael Capital Fund
1% of annual household gross income to Archbishop's Call to Share