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Assumption Parishioners…Have you considered electronic giving? Many people find that automatic debits help them meet their commitments and manage their resources more efficiently. Automated debit payments from your checking account is a cost-effective and convenient way to make your regular offertory contributions. You may already use them for insurance premiums, utility bills, loan payments or other recurring expenditures. You may receive your salary or other income by the same means. If you have a bank account in the U.S. you can authorize Assumption to deduct a set amount at specific dates (1st day of each month, 15th of each month, or each Monday). You can change the automatic debit at any point if you wish.
If you want to use this method for your offerings your bank will require a written authorization. Please click the EFT Sign-up Form link for the necessary form and return it to the Parish Ministry Office or call the Office at 585-388-0040.
Our parish mission statement states that…. We are an inclusive, welcoming, compassionate community united by a faith that is alive and growing. As sisters and brothers baptized in Christ, our mission is to be Christ for one another, our community, and the world by teaching as Jesus did, loving as Jesus loved, serving as Jesus served, and by seeing in every face the face of our Lord Jesus Christ.
While our focus is always on this mission as church, we do pay close attention to the “business side” of our activities. The Church of the Assumption operates its business affairs on a fiscal year basis starting on July 1st and ending on June 30th. Each year`s budget plan involves the manager of each ministry/budget area, respective committees and members of Pastoral Parish Council and the Finance Council.
Over 75% of our revenues come from contributions given on Sundays and Holydays, including Christmas and Easter. We also generate funds from areas such as school registrations, youth programs, mercy fund and capital improvement donations.
Salaries and benefits are by far the largest item of expense for our parish. The paid staff includes not only the Pastor, Parochial Vicar, finance, administrative and maintenance folks but also other staff members who direct many ministries. In addition, this paid staff is supported by many volunteers. Funds are expended for liturgy programs, the Fr. Kelly School of Religion, youth programs and social outreach. Liturgy programs would include all of the planning, training, organizing and presenting of our worship services. The School of Religion concentrates on the education of our youngsters to strengthen the religious aspects of their lives. Youth programs are focused on developing and gaining rapport with the future leaders of our church community. Social outreach involves reaching out to those less fortunate in our society.