Giving

Thank you for your financial support. Your generosity makes a difference.

 

Your financial support to Our Lady of the Lake continues our mission to Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. Read below to find out how your financial support impacts this mission. 

Give Now

Give online, through the parish app, or with cash or check. Online giving and Pushpay allow you to schedule when you give. If you would like envelopes for cash or check, contact the parish office.  For more details or for technical help, please contact our Accounting Office at 503-636-7687 or accounting@ollparish.com.

Give Online via PushPay

Or text OLLAPP to 77977 to give with the parish app.

Give with Cash or Check

Drop offertory envelope in the Narthex or mail in.

Stewardship - July 2020-June 2021

Pentecost: Responding to Christ in Mission

On Pentecost we heard St. John’s account of Jesus’ appearance to the first disciples and sending them forth with the gift of the Holy Spirit. As Christian disciples, how do we share Jesus’ message of peace in these current times? Our world has experienced great suffering and upheaval during this pandemic. We look forward to new opportunities to take Christ’s message of salvation to the ends of the earth.

 

Find out more about the FOUR AREAS of PARISH LIFE here.

Corpus Christi: Communion in the Body of Christ

The Holy Eucharist, the sacred Body and Blood of Christ, is the most precious gift we have been given and our communion in the Body of Christ, here and forever. Our response to God’s saving action requires us to ask: how can I support God’s mission given to the Church to share this good news, here and now? On Pentecost, we reflected how we can take up or renew our giving of time and talent in one of the four areas of parish life. On this Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we consider how we might support God’s mission through our financial contributions.

 

Read more  about the parish finances here.

Our Giving Supports

General Offertory & Parish Ministries

General offertory supports the overall work of the parish, including our Outreach ministries like Mercy Teams and St. Vincent de Paul; Faith Formation for all ages and ministry and program expenses; priest and staff salaries and benefits; reserves; and the Archdioces of Portland in Oregon. Gifts and donations may always be designated to specific ministries or programs. 

Faithful to Our Mission Capital Campaign

Our Lady of the Lake has been adding to and renewing our campus over the past 10 years and we have more to do in the future. Currently our goal is to raise $6 Million by 2022 to pay for the next phase which includes a renewed parish hall, kitchen, elevator and access for all, and sanctuary improvements. 

Endowment

We strive to make Catholic education available for all who desire it for their children through our parish school. Gifts to endowment help grow the corpus so that income earned supports finanical aid and other necessary improvements. 

Ways to Give

In addition to online giving, Pushpay, and cash/check, you can also give to OLL in the following ways:

Securities

The Archdiocese of Portland acts as the agent for these gifts with all funds coming to the parish as you choose. When filling out the form, be sure to designate OLL on “For the benefit of” line to make sure your gift comes to our parish.

IRA Gifts

Rolling your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to a charity like Our Lady of the Lake may provide you with tax advantages (consult your tax advisor). Download and complete the form to roll your RMD to OLL. Please write "Our Lady of the Lake" on the "Make Check Payable to" line to direct funds to OLL. 

Planned Gifts-Bequests

A legacy gift from your will or estate plan will be directed as you wish when you go home to God. Knowing of your intention helps the parish know how to direct such a gift and we acknowledge this legacy gift during your lifetime. 

Purchase a Brick

The final phase of our Building in Faith project was the completion of the commemorative walkway. The walkway connects the church to the Parish Center which houses the OLL School and Parish Offices. The one hundred foot walkway of bricks and pavers passes in front of our Blessed Mother Statue.

 

A personalized commemorative brick or paver can be purchased at anytime for yourself, a loved one, your business, or in memoriam. Your brick or paver will be engraved with your selected name or phrase and will become a lasting tribute, paving the way for generations to come.

 

Download the Order Form below (or pick one up at the office) and send in to Georgeann. Call the office with questions. 

Second Collections

As Catholics, we are part of a universal Church that extends beyond our own parish boundaries. About once a month we will take a second collection to support important causes that carry out the mission of the Church, both locally, nationally, and globally. Here you can find out about the current or upcoming second collection to be taken at OLL.

Peter's Pence


The Peter’s Pence Collection occurs yearly on the Sunday closest to June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, as a sign that Catholics around the world are joined together in support of the Holy Father.


The Peter’s Pence collection is a gesture of solidarity through which every member of the faithful can participate in the activity of the Pope as Pastor of the universal Church.


“The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See.”


  More Information and To Donate

For more details or for technical help with Giving at OLL, please contact our Accounting Office at 503-636-7687 or accounting@ollparish.com.