Our Lady of Lourdes Parish has annual expenditures of $3.8 million. Of that, 75% ($2,871,000) are expenses related to salaries and benefits for parish staff, including school personnel. All other annual expenses combined, which includes maintenance, utilities, school supplies, insurance, educational programs, etc., total less than $1 million.
Of the $3.8 million received as income for parish operations, one-half of that is weekly giving from parishioners and visitors ($1,878,000). The next largest source of income is a $1.4 million withdrawal from the Memorial Fund (gifts to the Memorial Fund are made throughout the year). Other sources of parish revenue include tuition for non-Catholic students and preschool students ($69,000), school fees ($94,000), and philanthropic gifts to the parish and school ($367,000).
Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the most vibrant stewardship parishes in one of the most widely recognized stewardship dioceses in the country. With your support we are able to:
Total expenditures for the parish are $3.8 million annually. Of that, $1,478,000 (39%) are expenses for St. Mary’s Elementary School; $1,413,000 (37%) for St. Mary’s Colgan Jr/Sr High School; and $876,000 (23%) for parish operations.