It is through the grace of our Lord that our Parish receives so many blessings. We, as a parish, tithe to express our constant dependence on Him for everything. Tithing is the first 10% of one's income - 5% to the parish and 5% to other charities. Our first 5% and more is given to Lebanon Catholic which we already pay as a large assessment from the diocese. The second 5% goes to different charities each month.
Our past recipients include:
- Hope Springs Farm
- Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center
- Jubilee Prison Ministries
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haiti (Our Sister Parish)
- Power Packs
- Lebanon County Christian Ministries
- Our Local Police Departments
- Compeer of Lebanon County
Would you like to learn more about how we tithe as a parish. Please call the parish office at 717-867-1525
What Organizations say about Us
Dear St. Paul the Apostle Church,
Thank you for showing your love for others through your most recent gift of $3,120. Your gift will be used to help Lebanon County Christian Ministries provide food to the hungry, clothing to the naked, medications to the sick, and shelter to the homeless. Thank you again for your faithful support.
We were delighted to receive your donation of $1,700 to the Power Packs Project. The generosity of individuals, churches, and businesses in Central Pennsylvania plays an important role in shaping the future Power Packs Project. Because of you, we are able to provide nutritious foods and information to many families in Lebanon County every week!
Thank you for your recent donation of $1,000 to NPH USA for Honduras! Many of the children and youth in our homes and programs come from lives marked by poverty, neglect, poor health, little to no education, and struggles no child should ever have to face. At NPH they find safe shelter, warm meals, comprehensive healthcare, education, supportive resources, and most importantly, a place to truly call home. Thank you.
A. Frank Donaghue
Dear Saint Paul’s,
A belated but sincere THANK YOU for your contribution to the South Annville law enforcement body. Your acknowledgement of efforts is greatly appreciated. We are all interested in maintaining a peaceful community and together we are stronger.
On behalf of all the residents of South Annville,
Dear St. Paul,
Thank you for the generous donation of $500 to the Friends of the Good Samaritan Orphanage. Renovations and upkeep costs continue at the Orphanage. Donors like you help us so that the nuns can continue their mission of caring for the homeless special needs children and seniors of San Pedro Sula.
Thanks you! Thank you! Sincerely,
Mary Ann Wozniak
Dear St. Paul,
On behalf of the Cleona Borough Council and Police Department I would like to thank you for the donation. The money will be used to provide community outreach. We sponsor National Night Out and education support at the area schools. Last year alone we taught eight drug and alcohol education classes at the Annville/Cleona High School.
Thank you again,
Dear St. Paul,
On behalf of Compeer of Lebanon County, I would like to thank you for your generous donation. Compeer of Lebanon County offers three programs: volunteer friendship matches, volunteer veteran friendship matches and support groups. We are committed to continuing to honor our Compeer model of providing hope, decreasing loneliness, and increasing community involvement among our clients. In Gratitude,
What about our tithing as a family?
Tithing is a personal and spiritual practice for each family. When we tithe, we place our complete trust in the Lord. We can all be like the barren fig tree at times. Do you cling to what you have or do you generously share with others? How will you respond when God asks you what you have done with all the gifts He has given you? Remember, not only are we called to be generous, we are called to develop and nurture our gifts and return with increase.
May God bless your families! Thank you for your generosity to our parish!