3rd Quarter Contribution Statements

mass2_headerWe recently (10/25/16) mailed contribution statements to our parishioners.  This statement details contributions made January through September 2016 to the parish. Contributions given after September 31, 2016 will be shown in the year end statement we mail for tax purposes.

We ask you to take the time to review your statement to ensure that we have recorded your contributions correctly. If you have any questions regarding your statement, please contact Bev in the parish office 232-2414.

Thank you for the many different ways you support your parish!

Gym Floor Update

FloorSo what in the world is going on in the gym? Well it is good news! We are getting a maple floor installed.

When we completed Nativity Anew II, we installed replaced the floor tile with a new flooring material. However, soon after the flooring was installed, it began to bubble. The flooring company honored the warranty, and re-glued the floor for us free of charge.

Within a year, the same problem occurred. The flooring company did some testing and some research, and decided to use a stronger adhesive glue to secure the floor. While it took longer, the floor once again started to bubble.

As before, the flooring company was willing to honor the warranty and re-glue the floor using an even stronger adhesive. However, unknown to us, the flooring company was uncomfortable with trying the stronger glue; they did not want the flooring to fail again.

What they decided was the best option, was to install a wood floor instead of risking another failure of the floor adhesive. The existing floor would serve as a moisture barrier, with two layers of plywood and the maple floor placed on top it. Based on advice of the Diocese of Fargo, the original general contractor of the project, and the original architectural firm for the project, we elected to go with the new flooring. Besides, the price was very reasonable…at no cost to the parish.

As you can see from the picture above, the flooring material is in place. The workers are now sanding the floor and will be sealing the floor over the next week. It it our hope that the new floor will be ready by the second week in September.

Year-End Contributions Deadlines

Please keep in mind the following deadlines for contributions credited to the 2015 tax year.

  • Investment Securities Transfers: Transfer completed by midnight on December 31, 2015.
  • Cash & check contributions-delivered: Received at the office no later than Noon on December 31, 2015.**
  • Cash & check contributions-mailed: Postmarked no later than midnight on December 31, 2015.**
  • Credit Card contributions: Requests for processing must be received at the office no later than Noon on December 31, 2015. (The IRS requires that transactions must be completed by December 31, 2015.)

** Remember,  backdating a check to 2015 and then mailing it or delivering it after December 31, 2015 DOES NOT qualify. The IRS is very firm about this. It is important that we follow the IRS rules in order to maintain our tax  exempt status. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you are interested in using your credit card and/or doing an automatic bank withdrawal from your bank account for your parish stewardship,

“Automatic Withdrawals’ above contain the forms are in PDF Format. Just follow the directions on the form. Forms are also available at our parish business office.

If you have any questions, contact Margaret Zeren, Accounting & Payroll Manager, at (701)232-2414 or margaretz@nativitycatholicchurch.net.