How Much Should I Give?

Supporting your parish

We ask each person working in the household to gift one hour’s wage to the parish every week.

Click to download the Giving Handbook

How much should I give?

Below you can find the recommended contribution based on your annual combined income:

Annual income Hourly Wage
$300,000 $144
$250,000 $120
$200,000 $96
$150,000 $72
$125,000 $60
$100,000 $48
$75,000 $36
$50,000 $24
$25,000 $12
$15,000 $7

For instance, if your combined annual income is $75,000, you should aim to contribute at least $36 every week.

Contributing electronically

We encourage our generous parishioners to utilize eGiving as it alleviates our internal processing and contributes to a more predictable budget process. The parish uses FaithDirect for electronic donations. You can schedule automatic monthly donations and manage your payment methods and donation calendar with a minimum monthly donation of $75. To leave this site and go to the FaithDirect website, click on www.faithdirect.net and securely enroll online with our parish code: NJ627.

Contributing by envelopes

If you prefer to contribute by donation envelopes, please contact the Parish offices and we will send you preprinted envelopes. Please make sure you always write the amount of your donation on the envelope.

The SPP Legacy fund

Aiming to secure the sustainability of parish ministries and outreach programs, the Ss Peter and Paul Legacy Fund provides funding for parish-specific endeavors such outreach programs, maintaining our buildings and enhancing ministries. The Legacy Fund is a restricted fund, meaning that 100% of the contributions received directly support Ss. Peter and Paul Church and are not subject to an Archdiocesan tax. Please consider letting others know of Ss Peter and Paul’s importance to you at life’s hallmarks, from a milestone birthday, anniversary or remembering a loved one. Some parishioners have asked friends and family to donate to the Fund in lieu of flowers or gifts at important life moments. Donations made be made by check payable to Ss Peter and Paul Church (please include a note designating the donation to the Legacy Fund) or by donating via FaithDirect at www.faithdirect.net, using the parish code of NJ627 and choosing to donate to the Legacy Fund. For more information, please contact Karen Imbach at 201-659-2276 or at karen.imbach@spphoboken.com. Thank you for your generosity in making a gift or remembrance to the Legacy Fund.

Please Note

Parishioners who contribute anonymously are incapable of receiving tax receipts for the IRS, certifications to serve as Godparents, and do not qualify under the “support” requirements in fulfillment of other parish policies.

Financial Information

The parish publishes the amount of previous week’s collections in our monthly Parish Handbook. We also publish detailed annual reports. If you would like to discuss the financial situation of the parish in more details, please contact the Finance Council through the Parish Secretary.

The Finance Council

The Finance Council is a consultative body that meets monthly to review financial matters pertaining to the parish and advise the Pastor. Once a year the Finance Council also reviews the parish budget.

Typically, members of the Finance Council are invited to serve based on their professional skills and involvement in the parish. In addition to the Pastor, the composition of the Finance Council is as follows:

  • Ed Yruma (Chair)
  • Bill Burke
  • Carrie Gallaway Maglia
  • Hank Chance
  • Rachelle Peluso
  • Grace Bale
  • Raymond Fiore
  • Rose Perry (Trustee)
  • Don Meyer (Trustee)

Join us - All Are Welcome!