Financial Support

Here at Saint Bartholomew Parish, the mission of the Church flourishes through God’s graces freely given to all.  We are blessed to have generous parishioners who practice their faith within and outside of our church’s sacred space.  This is evident with those who live their faith through prayer, volunteering, and financial giving, all of which allow our parish to have a visible presence and a positive impact on our greater community and the world.

As with all Archdiocesan parishes, to preserve the mission of the church, it is essential to keep our doors open to worshippers.  Please consider donating financially for the upkeep of our property and buildings, to pay for staff and their benefits, and most importantly, to continue bringing the faith to worshippers.  There are several ways to contribute:

OFFERTORY OPTIONS.  Your donations are gratefully accepted through Mass offertory baskets, weekly envelopes, online giving, gifts of stock and mutual funds, planned gifts and charitable endowments, the Grand Annual collection, Mass intentions, and other donations for designated purposes.  If you wish to donate by check, please write the type of donation on the memo line and mail it to:  

St. Bartholomew Parish  |  Attn: Business Manager  |  1180 Greendale Avenue - Needham, MA, 02492

ONLINE GIVING.  Donating online allows for an easy and secure way to give, especially if you wish to set up recurring contributions.  Set it and forget it!  You can also give one-time or special donations.  Online giving allows the parish to have a consistent revenue stream that we can rely on.  Here are two ways you can donate online:

  • WeSHARE.  WeShare, our online giving provider, was upgraded on June 29th.  With the improvements to the platform, it now looks very different from its former version.  Login using your current email address and password.  An updated Giver Guide will help you navigate the new features.  You may also reach out to the WeShare Support Team at (877) 316-0260 option 1, and then option 2 for Donor Support.
  • STRIPE.  The parish website will be transitioning to a new platform and, as a result, STRIPE will be discontinued and replaced with a new online giving vehicle, coming soon.  In the meantime, if you wish to continue donating online, please use WeShare, above.  Other types of donations, such as Mass intentions, should be mailed or dropped off at the parish office.  Contact us for assistance (781) 444-3434 or email the business manager

WEEKLY ENVELOPES.  To receive weekly offertory envelopes, contact the parish office at (781) 444-3434 or email us your request.  Donations made through weekly envelopes are recorded in our database, enabling us to send, upon your request, a tax donation report at the end of the year.

GRAND ANNUAL.  Our Grand Annual Appeal typically begins in the fall, around October.  With a goal of over $100,000 per fiscal year, the Grand Annual brings in much-needed revenue to pay our expenses, which include staffing, facility, religious education, music, ministries, liturgy, etc.  Please consider giving generously. 

MASS INTENTIONS & MEMORIAL GIFTS.  Please consider making a donation in any amount in memory of your deceased family or friends, or for the health and wellbeing of a loved one.  For a Mass intention, the standard contribution (Mass stipend) is $10 per Mass, as set by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Memorial gifts may be made in any amount.

STOCK & MUTUAL FUNDS. Stock and or mutual fund donation forms can be downloaded from the PDF documents listed within this link.

PLANNED GIFTS & CHARITABLE ENDOWMENTS.  The Catholic Community Fund enables donors to make planned gifts and create charitable endowment funds that provide permanent support for Catholic parishes, schools, social services, and other faith ministries, helping them meet current and future needs.