How to Donate

There are many ways to help St. Mary’s fulfill its mission to continue the work of Jesus Christ through worship, education, stewardship and service. To assist you in managing your charitable giving, St. Mary’s provides various options to financially support our Parish and ministries, and for aiding in the upkeep of our beautiful historic church. We are grateful for contributions in any amount. As a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) entity, all qualifying donations are tax deductible. Should you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 401-847-0475 or email Our mailing address is: St. Mary Church, P. O. Box 547, Newport, RI 02840


Your weekly offering is used for the day-to-day operation of the Parish and its programs. You may donate by giving by envelope or set up an online schedule of recurring donations to our Parish or to make a one-time gift. 
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St. Mary’s will provide you with donation envelopes to help you prepare your check or cash contribution in advance of coming to Sunday Mass. The monthly envelope packet provided by the Parish also contains second collection and special offerings envelopes for your planned charitable giving throughout the year. To receive your donation envelopes, please contact the Parish Office at 401-847-0475 or email

St. Mary’s Church has an online donation system, allowing you to make either one-time or recurring contributions over a given period of time. The online donation platform (WeShare) accepts Master Card, VISA, American Express, and Discover or you can arrange for automatic electronic contributions directly from your bank account.
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St. Mary’s provides safe facilities for parishioners of all ages to participate in our ministries. Offerings made for Church improvements help offset expenses for repairs, upkeep and the functional aspects of our historic church building. St. Mary’s was built in 1848 and is Rhode Island’s oldest Roman Catholic Parish. It is a National Historic Landmark featuring Gothic Revival architect and magnificent stained glass windows crafted in Austria.
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Funds are used for ongoing outreach activities such as our hot lunch community program for those in need. There are many people in our community who have special needs or find themselves in circumstances beyond their control. Serving others is part of St. Mary’s mission. Your contribution to our community outreach programs helps our Parish make a difference in the lives of those most in need in our community. 
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Hundreds of children and families participant in religious education and faith formation programs. Contributions made to this fund help cover the annual cost of providing teaching aides and educational material and supplies and stewardship activities for children and teens in the community. The Church is also seeking laptop computers for religious classes and workshops. Please contact the Religious Education Office at 401-846-6057 or email
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"The full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else; for it is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit: and, therefore, pastors of souls must zealously strive to achieve it, by means of the necessary instruction, in all their pastoral work" - Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, n. 14.

Since its inception in 1852, the Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Our Lady of the Isle, Rhode Island's first Roman Catholic Parish, has served as a model of worship, fellowship, and service, with the Sacred Mass and the Sacraments at its heart.

St Mary's music program's mission is to lead and uplift the community in sung prayer. The magnificent Gothic Revival setting of St Mary's Church, as well as its glorious acoustics and our recently restored Casavant pipe organ, combine to lift the worshippers' spirits to a higher awareness of God's love and power. Our parish music program recognizes the Church's rich musical history and strives to supplement it with the vast musical resources available. Click here to donate online.


St. Mary’s accepts donations of stocks or bonds for contributions to support its many ministries and priorities. Should you desire to donate stocks or bonds, or wish to discuss estate planning opportunities, please contact Father Mark Sauriol or Mike Saunders at 401-847-0475 or email