Online Giving

What are the benefits for me and my parish for using Online Giving?

Parishioner Benefits

   No need for writing checks
   Option to remain anonymous
   Financial planning allows you to align your paychecks with your parish offertory schedule
   Allows you to give even if you are unable to attend parish services
   Contribution amount is easily adjusted
   Credit card option allows you to take advantage of benefits such as airline mileage or cash back
   Use Online Giving in conjunction with offering envelopes
   No sharing credit card or bank information with parish staff; enter it directly into the secure site 

Parish Benefits

   No check processing fees
   Increases regular giving with recurring contributions
   More accurate revenue forecasting
   Provides electronic donation summary for tax purposes
   Reaches a wider demographic of givers
   Accommodates special parish collections and missions including school tuition
   Eliminates parish staff's concerns regarding security of sensitive data
   Allows staff to focus on parish ministries and activities rather than envelopes and contribution recording

The main way in which Online Giving saves the parish money is that there is no cost of printing and mailing the offertory envelopes for the people who make their donations online.  There is also a savings in the time involved in processing the envelopes once they come into the office.  They are manually entered into our computer system.  Volunteers open, count and prepare the bank deposit and then all of the envelopes need to be entered into each person's "account" and that step is done by a paid employee.  Because the donations are for the most part set up as recurring, the parish receives donations from each individual regardless if they are able to attend Mass or not, so vacations, weather, etc. don't affect their offerings.

frequently asked questions

Is my information secure?   The Online Giving website provides a 128-bit secure browser connection to process your transactions and protect your information. By using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) you will be ensured that all of your information you enter is encrypted. To verify that SSL is functioning, look for the padlock or key icon on your browser.

What are the advantages of Online Giving?   It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!

How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?   Once you create your account, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?   Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify.

If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?   Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.

Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?   Your bank statement provides an itemized list of electronic transactions as well as your online reports.

Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?   You can set up to contribute to different offerings at different times; However, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.

What if I change bank accounts?   Simply login and update your account information.

What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?   You can cancel your authorization by deleting your credit card and/or bank account information along with your donation dates.

Archbishop Annual Appeal 2017

Thank you for considering a contribution to the 2017 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Your support will assist the Archdiocese of Hartford to continue its mission of service.

To conveniently make a donation or pledge to the Appeal, you are invited to use the secure online form below using your credit (MC, Visa, Discover or American Express) or debit (MC, Visa) card.

Please note that our online form is completely secure and that the information you provide will not be distributed or sold to any other party for any reason. If you prefer not to use our secure online contribution form, please feel free to donate by mail.