A few times each year, we remind our parishioners of the option to give electronically rather than using envelopes or dropping loose cash in the basket. Right now, about 100 parishioners give this way and it makes up about a third of our weekly offering.
I know the electronic giving may sound intimidating to some. I recall helping my mother set up her electric bill to be paid automatically from her checkbook. She wasn’t sure about letting someone have access to her account, but a few months later, after experiencing the convenience of the arrangement, she insisted I sign her up for any other bill that would accept electronic payments!
nline giving is also a terrific way to be a good steward of your money. It forces you to decide how much you are called to give, and it provides a simple way of making that happen. Go to sacredheartpinellaspark.com and click on the “giving” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You’ll be taken to the main page of our online processing vendor (Our Sunday Visitor). Most find the page easy to navigate. You choose the amount, the frequency (weekly or monthly), and can change it later if your circumstances change.
The office would be happy to help you get this set up and explain more about the advantages for both you and the parish. Call us!