Our Sunday offertory is the main source of income for the St. Thomas Parish. From our Sunday collection, we pay for the ordinary operating costs of the parish.
St. Thomas School
Contributions can be made directly to St. Thomas School. These funds directly support our educational and extracurricular programs.
Msgr. Watson Scholarship Endowment
In honor of our second pastor, Msgr. William Watson, a scholarship endowment fund has been established to provide tuition assistance to St. Thomas School and Peoria Notre Dame High School. The endowment uses only the interest generated by the endowment to provide an ongoing source of revenue for our school.
Sponsor a Student Tuition Assistance Fund
Parishioners also contribute to needy families by providing direct financial assistance. Families with a demonstrated financial need receive assistance through these contributions. Though the distribution of funds is anonymous, donors are thanked by these families who express their gratitude for this generosity.
Annual Giving Building Fund
At the end of the calendar year, goals are identified to meet the physical needs of keeping up our facility. Each parishioner is asked to consider a year-end gift to help meet these needs. Many find this fund useful for tax purposes or to donate extra RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from retirement accounts.