St. Mary is 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 St. Mary is asked to work toward giving a specific percentage of income based on the 10% Biblical tithe. We apportion the tithe as follows:

  • 5% to St. Mary Catholic Church
  • 1% to the Arlington Dioceses
  • 4% to charity

Once you are a registered parishioner, you will automatically receive St. Mary Offertory Envelopes. It usually takes 8-12 weeks to begin the process. You are welcome to use the “starter” envelopes given to you at the Welcome Meeting. Your family’s parishioner number can be obtained the week after you register by calling the parish office at 540-373-6491, 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 (listed below) – our St. Mary account code is VA635. 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.

May God continue to bless you.