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Frequently Asked
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Why do you need my financial support?
Our ministries at the Center for Liturgy rely entirely on donor support. While we are housed on the campus of Saint Louis University, we are responsible for raising all of the money each year to fund our programs. The Center has just three employees with several dedicated volunteers to keep our operating costs low.

Why don't you charge subscription or membership fees like other websites?
We are dedicated to keeping the site free to all, especially poor people who cannot afford to pay for spiritual resources. To keep the site free, we must cover our costs of maintaining the site through donations from our readers.

What are your costs of maintaining the Sunday Web Site?
The primary cost is the salary of our webmaster. He edits and posts roughly 50 pages to the site for each of 52 Sundays per year plus special editions. (That's more than 2600 pages per year!) This includes collaborating with 25 different writers, 20 parishes who share music, and several publishers, translators, and content advisors. Some of our writers receive a modest stipend for their work, and our University overhead assesment covers the cost of hosting our highly-trafficed site on its web servers.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, all gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.

How can I donate?

  Online. A donation through our secure server is the fastest and most efficient way to give. Please click here.

By mail. You can make a check or money order payable to The Center for Liturgy. Our mailing address:
  Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University
221 North Grand
Room #319
St. Louis, MO 63103

By phone. Feel free to call to discuss giving by credit card over the phone, by a monthly debit from your bank account, or other methods. Please call Scott Pluff at 314-977-7213.

Gifts of stock or other assets. We welcome gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and personal tangible property. Please call Scott Pluff at 314-977-7213.

Planned giving. We are glad 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. Please call Scott Pluff at 314-977-7213.

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! Please click here to find out if your company has a 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. On the online gift form there is a place to designate the name of your loved one, as well as on the printable form.

What is the mission of the Stroble Center for Liturgy?
The Stroble Center for Liturgy enlivens, enriches and deepens the celebration of the Eucharist. We enable Catholics to participate more fully in the Mass, we advance the composition and performance of sacred music, and we teach young people about the riches of Catholic liturgy. For more information about our work, click here.

What is the purpose of the Sunday Web Site?
The Eucharist is the source and summit of life, and all are called to full, conscious, and active participation. The Sunday Web Site works to make that vision a reality. First, it helps people understand the readings and to prepare their hearts and minds for Sunday Mass. Second, it helps ministers (priests, deacons, musicians, lectors, and others) to prepare the Mass well. We all know that the Church needs better preaching, better music, and more prayerful liturgies.

What does the Sunday Web Site provide?
Reflections on the readings for every Sunday by leading authors on liturgical spirituality such authors as Fathers Ron Rolheiser, Larry Gillick, John Kavanaugh, and John Foley, Drs. Eleonore Stump, John Pilch, and Reginald Fuller, Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, and many others. Prayers based on each reading for the particular Sunday. Historical context for the Gospel. An in-depth analysis of each reading. Discussion questions, reflections by SLU students—one of our most popular features—and music that various parishes have chosen for each week. General Intercessions that fit directly into each liturgical week and into world and national events.

What is the site's connection with the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University?
The mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The Stroble Center for Liturgy and its Sunday Web Site carry out this mission by providing spiritual resources for Catholics and other Christians to prepare their hearts and minds for Sunday Mass. Several prominent SLU faculty members are regular contributors to the site, including Jesuit Fathers John Foley and John Kavanaugh and Dr. Eleonore Stump. Additional writings by Jesuit Father Larry Gillick of Creighton University and Dr. John Pilch of Georgetown University add to the Ignatian character of the site. Also, the weekly prayers and preparatory prayers are based in the Ignatian practice of imaginative prayer.

How can I share this site with others?
Please share the Sunday Web Site in any way you can. If you are connected to a parish or other faith community, you can click here for bulletin inserts and other free materials about the website. We are looking into ways that readers could share our content via email and social media websites – we hope to add those features in the near future.

Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Depending on your unique abilities, there may be ways for you to volunteer to help us. Currently we are in need of people with good communication and organization skills to help us promote The Sunday Web Site. For more information, please call Scott Pluff at 314-977-7213.

What is your information privacy policy?
In short, we will never sell, trade or share your personal information outside of Saint Louis University.

How can I stay in touch with the Center for Liturgy?
You can learn more about the Center's work and upcoming events in two ways: Subscribe to our e-newsletter, or Find us on Facebook.

How can I contact you?
For giving and volunteer information:
Scott Pluff, Development Director

For all other matters:
Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University


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The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University is an exempt organization.
All gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.

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