wow…that sounds like quite a list of requirements….I could understand asking for vol. hours at the church, but I think asking for a specific verifiable amt in the collection plate is a bit out of line.
dh and I give in cash at our parish, and not in the envelopes with our names on it…so I guess we’d be out.
Can you talk to the parish priest about this as it is a legit hardship for your family, including that the requirements don’t seem to be applied across the board….and/or can you write to your bishop about it?
If things don’t get resolved, have you considered homeschooling? It sounds like you are already very good at stretching your budget…and some very good, very Catholic programs can be found for less than your parish schools tuition.
I’ll be praying for you!