Why Reintroduce the Collection Basket?

OLL will resume passing the basket for the offertory collection beginning the week of July 18. Why would our parish do this when we can give through the website, text message, and the mail? Offering our gifts for the needs of the Church and of the poor is an act of worship and one of the ways that we actively participate in the Mass, uniting our sacrifices with that of Christ. The offertory has been part of the Mass since ancient times, and it even hearkens back to the sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament. While we invite you to resume making your offerings during Mass, we are also grateful for all the gifts our parish has received outside of the Mass, and you will still be able to give through these means going forward. Click here to learn more about ways to give.