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"...for the praise and glory of his Name, for our good, and the good of all his Church."

Giving options: "Giving Back, Giving Well"


It is our goal for Saint Bernadette to be a tithing parish, giving 11% of all parish income to charities and those in need. In thanks giving for God’s gifts, each household at Saint Bernadette is asked to prayerfully work toward giving a specific percentage of income based on the 10% Biblical tithe. The tithe might be apportioned as follows:

  • 5% to Saint Bernadette Catholic Church
  • 1% to the Arlington Diocese
  • 4% to charity

Once you are a registered parishioner, you will automatically receive Offertory Envelopes. It usually takes 8-12 weeks to begin the process. You are welcome to use the “starter” envelopes given to you with your welcome packet. Your family’s parishioner number can be obtained the week after you register by calling the parish office, so that you can begin to reference it.


For your convenience, we now offer Faith Direct as an electronic option for your weekly offertory, second collections, building fund, special collections and one-time gifts. Participants have the ability to adjust their giving at any time through the online portal. Simple and convenient, you are encouraged to visit to enroll online or you may elect to complete and mail the paper enrollment form (linked above) – our Saint Bernadette account code is VA70. We also have information available on a variety of different ways you may choose to support the mission of the Church and the good work we accomplish through the many parishioners and programs we offer.
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