I do want to give money toward helping the Holy Souls in Purgatory because I really believe that tomorrow these souls, once they are in Heaven, would pray for me and my family too, when (hopefully) me and my family would be in Purgatory.
Just to clarify our teaching a bit, Catholics are not hoping to be in Purgatory; rather we are hoping to be in Heaven with Our Blessed Lord Jesus, Mary, and the other saints. Because the Lord has given us free will, we can, on our earthly pilgrimage, make bad, personal choices. Purgatory, the Holy Hospital of Heaven, is the needed purification of those bad choices.
Those being purified in Purgatory have been justified and have been saved. Purgatory has to do with our own personal holiness, not our justification or salvation. (More)
- So what would you suggest?
<Give half of my tithe to the Holy Souls and half to my parish?>
- I know you are passionate in this area, so what would be your advise?
If what you mean by this is that you are having other church's do this, but not yours, you should split your tithe up because you still want to support your parish. This is one of the precepts of the Church: Supporting your Catholic parish.
However, if you really mean that your church is offering all the Masses for the Holy Souls then you are fine and you can use your tithe completely for this purpose.
P.S. Make sure you talk with your pastor to make sure he is on board with the number of Masses you want said for them. The colleague, Brian Bagley, has found out that some pastors have different feelings on the number of Masses they will allow to be said for the Holy Souls on a regular basis.
I hope this helps,