As the holiday season approaches and 2018 draws closer to the end, some may be considering an extra donation to the parish. Here are some items you may consider contributing to: 

  • Christmas Trees for decorating the Church 
  • Lenten Parish Mission 2019
  • Upgraded Security Camera System
  • Necessary Technology updates (computers, server, switches, etc.)

All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to the parish needs listed. Simply note where you are contributing on the memo line.

Thank you for your consideration and your generosity!


2018 Donation Statements

To request your 2018 donation statement for tax purposes, please send an email to with your full name, address, phone number, and envelope number (if applicable). Indicate "Donation Statement" in the subject line. You may also call the parish office at (805)967-5641 before January 26th. We will be printing and mailing staements during the last week of January. Thank you for your patience and generosity!


Tax-Wise Year End Giving Options

Gifts from an IRA

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA account to the parish.  This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 annually directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution.  The transfer does not generate taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemized your tax deductions.  Your gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock are an excellent way for you to make a charitable gift.

Stocks may be transferred directly to the Archdiocese for the benefit of parish. These gifts will not affect your cash flow, and they provide the following tax benefits:

• A possible charitable deduction to help you save on taxes

• Bypass of federal and state capital gains taxes

• Avoidance of the tax on net investment income

From a tax perspective, a gift of appreciated assets makes good sense. You can make the capital gains taxes optional, achieve significant tax savings and support our programs.

Please contact Brooke Glazer at 213-637-7381 or

Our legal title is The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A Corporation Sole, for the Benefit of St. Raphael Church. For more information, please call Kimberly Jetton at 213-637-7512.

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