The mission of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church is to foster a diverse parish that supports the spiritual growth and life needs of our community.
It is your support that makes it possible for our ministries to function. Through worship,education, and service in the Catholic tradition, we continue to grow in our relationship with God and one another through Jesus Christ in the spirit of Mary our patron.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta suggests distributing the 10% biblical tithe as follows: 5% of your total income to your parish, 1% to the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal and 4% to other charities.
Ways to Participate in Giving at OLA
Weekly Offertory Basket: If you are currently making your donation through the offertory basket at Mass, please consider switching to OLA’s Online Giving.
OLA’s Online Giving Program: We offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering as well as second collections and other special ministry collections. Electronic giving offers convenience for our parishioners and provides much-needed donation consistency for our parish.
OLA’s Online Giving lets you set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, and make a one-time donation. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.
Bill Pay through your Bank is not the same as E-giving. OLA’s e-giving portal is different from your bank’s bill pay feature in two ways:
- With OLA’s system, donations are almost immediately recorded by the church whereas your bank takes time to process and mail the check, and
- OLA’s e-giving is processed electronically, so there is no need for staff and volunteers to handle a physical check for processing to the bank or to OLA’s giving history system.
OLA would appreciate you switching from Bill Pay to E-giving.
Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Support Our Lady of the Assumption Church today by starting your shopping at Amazon Smile and making Our Lady of the Assumption Church your designated charity!
Donating Stocks Electronically: If you have long-term stock holdings that have appreciated over time, you may be able to save on your tax bill by donating the stocks directly to OLA. The donation has to be made straight from your account to OLA’s Account: Stock Transfer
See your tax advisor on whether this could be beneficial for you.
IRA Charitable Rollover Gift: If you are an IRA owner, 70 ½ or older, do not itemize, and want to contribute to OLA, then the IRA Charitable Rollover may be for you. Donations are excluded from Federal income and count as part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as well. Check with your tax advisor before taking this step.
Estate Planning: To include OLA in your will please contact your estate attorney. Will bequests can also be made to an endowment to support OLA’s mission. Please contact Juliet Greco, Director of Major and Planned Giving for the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, 404-497-9440 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia for more information about estate planning.
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: To learn about the annual assessment that the Archdiocese places on the parish, please see our Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Page.
iGiveCatholic: Support our Parish by participating in iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018! #iGiveCatholic is an initiative created to rally the Catholic community on Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving. It’s your chance to donate to Catholic non-profits that serve God’s people. At OLA we are raising funds for our new rectory build. Please click here for more information and to see the rectory plans!
Catholic Foundation of North Georgia OLA Endowment Fund: In 2012 The estate of a nephew of Margaret Mitchell donated half of the trademark and literary rights to“Gone with the Wind” to the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The Archdiocese then created a $10,000 endowment through the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia for each parish in the archdiocese, including OLA. The mission of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is to support the ministries of the Catholic community through the effective long-term management of endowment funds and the encouragement of stewardship. Growing endowment funds to support the work of the church is a primary purpose of the Catholic Foundation. To donate to the Endowment Fund, please click here.
Education Endowment Fund: OLA’s Knights of Columbus Council 15161 has established an endowment fund which is to be a permanent living legacy in support of a Catholic education, specifically to finance scholarships for OLA parishioner students. Donate online by clicking here or send a check payable to: Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, 5871 Glenridge Dr. NE , Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328. Please note “For KofC Council #15161 Endowment Fund.”