St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna would like to make you aware of two electronic giving options that are available. Each of these options offers a convenient way for you to contribute or make payments to Your parish.
Option 1 – Online Giving Easy, Fast, Effective
- Click on the Online Giving Icon.
- A “New” page will appear
- Click on “Create New Account” tab (top left)
- Complete Form
- Click submit
It’s that simple!
NOTE: Once submitted, you will receive an email containing a link that you must click in order to activate your account. Once you have successfully validated your email address you may then log in. You will first need to create a “Payment Method” (Bank Account or Credit Card). Once this is completed you can then create a “Give A New Gift” (List of available contributions) account.
What is Online Giving?
Online Giving makes it easy for you to fulfill your financial commitments to the parish even when you are unable to attend Mass. You don’t need to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps you and the church staff plan and budget.
- Convenient anytime, anywhere access through the internet.
- Secure and confidential. Adheres to banking security standards
- Flexible. Start, stop, and change your contributions at any time.
- Simple. No need to contact your bank or the parish office.
- Contribute using direct withdrawal (ACH) or credit cards.
- Functional. You receive reminders and notification about the transaction.
- No need for checks
- Credit card option allows you to take advantage of any benefits such as airline mileage or cash bonuses
- Increase Contributions. Regularly scheduled gifts occur automatically.
- Securer and Confidential. No need to store parishioner account information.
- Simple. Add, discontinue or change contribution funds at any time.
- Convenient. Makes it easy for everyone to contribute to the parish.
- Efficient. Transfer contributions to church management software.
- Current. A tool for people who prefer to use electronic services.
Option 2 – Bank Transfer (EFT-Electronic Fund Transfer)
The transaction is set up by the parishioner/donor with his/her bank is called an EFT transaction. The parishioner uses the bank’s ‘Bill Pay’ feature to designate the church as the payee and schedules a one time or recurring transfer of funds to the church for a certain amount. When using this option please specify in the memo or note section where you would like your funds deposited (Sunday Collection, Building Fund, etc.) What most people do not realize is that the bank actually sends the church a check by mail and the church then has to process it just like any other check it receives during the weekly Mass. The posting of your check to your account could take as much as three weeks. Furthermore, if the check is misplaced or lost, the donor is still out of funds as the bank will deduct the amount from his/her account regardless of whether the check is cashed or not unless the parishioner/donor notifies the bank of the loss of check-in a timely manner.
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