The Sunday Web Site:
Why don't you charge subscription or membership fees like other websites?
We are dedicated to keeping this site free for anyone who wants to use it, especially those who cannot afford to pay for spiritual resources. To accomplish this, we maintain the site, in part, through donations from those readers who can afford it.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, all gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.
How can I donate? (There is a place to list any donations on the online gift form and on the printable form.)
• Online. A donation through our secure server is the fastest and most efficient way to give. just click here.
• By phone. By credit card or over the phone by a debit from your bank account, plus other methods.
• Gifts of stock or other assets. We welcome gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and personal tangible property.
• Planned giving. SLU is happy to discuss planned giving opportunities including bequests through a will or trust, beneficiary designation of a life insurance policy, and gifts that provide lifetime income such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds.
Will my employer match my gift?
If you or your spouse works for a company that provides matching gifts, you can make an even larger impact on the Sunday Web Site through your company’s matching gift policy. There is a place to list this on the online gift form and on the printable form.
Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one?
Yes, certainly| On the online gift form you can designate the name of your loved one, and there is also a place on the printable form.
What is the purpose of the Sunday Web Site?
Since the Mass is the most important source and summit of all life, all are called to full, conscious and active participation in it. The Sunday Web Site works to make that vision a reality, helping people understand the Readings and prepare their hearts and minds for the Sunday celebration. The site helps ministers (priests, deacons, musicians, and lectors) as well as ordinary people (whoever attend Mass) to prepare. We all know that the Church needs good preaching, good music, and prayerful liturgies.
What does the Sunday Web Site provide?
It provides reflections on the readings for every Sunday and special celebration. Leading authors on liturgical spirituality such as Fathers Ron Rolheiser, Larry Gillick, John Kavanaugh, and John Foley comment on the week’s readings, joined by other experts such as Doctors Eleonore Stump, John Pilch, Reginald Fuller, and Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman. There is also an historical context for each week’s Gospel and as well as in-depth analysis of each reading. And there are prayers based on each reading for each particular Sunday. discussion questions, and listing of music that various parishes have chosen for each week. Also, the site gives General Intercessions that fit directly into each liturgical week and into world and national events.
Use the write-ups that you need, and leave the others aside.
What is the site's connection with the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University?
The weekly prayers and preparatory prayers are based in the Ignatian practice of imaginative prayer. Since the mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity, we give spiritual resources for Catholics and other Christians to prepare their hearts and minds to make such a preparation through Sunday Mass.
Can I share the site with others?
Please share the Sunday Web Site in any way you can. If you are connected with a parish or other faith community, do use bulletin inserts and other free materials about the website. Your fellow parishioners will thank you!
In short, we will never sell, trade or share your personal information (except, of course, for the handling of your gift at Saint Louis University).