What If Your Paycheck Didn’t Come Regularly?
Most of our parishioners are blessed with consistent paychecks. Yet, have you ever thought about how you would manage your bills and schedule your payments if you were never sure how much money you were going to have in your bank account? This is a problem that our parish faces every month. Weekly giving can fluctuate considerably each week.
While we are most grateful for any gift you give, please consider online giving as an option.
Parishioners who are using the online giving program tell us it is a great help to them, because it allows them to clearly budget the amount that they want to give back to God and helps them feel assured that their parish is receiving their gift even when they are out-of-town, too busy to remember an envelope, or attending Mass at another parish.
Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, a simple, safe and convenient way to save time and support the church.
With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Giving:
What is WeShare?
WeShare is an online giving management system, which allows our parishioners to manage their donations to our parish efficiently, effectively, and securely. It is an automated means for our parishioners to support us financially through one-time or recurring contributions, as well as a tool to manage all their transactions (special event tickets, fundraising collections, book study purchases, mass intentions, etc.).
Is on-line giving really necessary for such a small parish as ours?
Although the offertory basket will continue, it is important that as a parish we prepare for the future, as well as, accommodate those parishioners who pay the majority of their bills already from the convenience of their home computer. Many of our younger parishioners do not even have a check book. In an era of growing online banking, as a church we don’t want to be left behind by people who don’t use checks.
Can parishioners still donate using weekly envelopes?
Absolutely. Although online giving replaces the need for weekly envelopes, donating through WeShareis not mandatory for all parishioners. We understand that not all parishioners are comfortable using a computer. We are thankful to receive your contributions anyway you want to give it to us.
What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
Don’t worry! The system provides a printable form that can be put into the collection basket that says, “We lovingly made our donation through WeShare.”
How do parishioners change their personal information such as their bank account number, mailing address, or donation amount?
Parishioners can make these changes themselves by visiting our website and clicking on the WeShare link. Donors can plan their contributions for the entire year—or they can change their donation amount online whenever they like.
Which payment methods are accepted?
We allow contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can elect to receive receipts via e-mail.
Is WeShare safe?
Yes. WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider. WeShare implements the safest security standards for online transactions. No-one in the parish has access to your credit card or bank account information that you provide WeShare