The Benefits of Online Giving
As a parish, we embrace the challenge of stewardship. We understand that it is an invitation to share intimately in the mission and ministry of Jesus and the Church. Our acceptance of this invitation leads us through a process of growing deeper in our faith and in understanding that each of us was put on this earth to make a difference. As Catholics, we are raised to be good stewards, and we want to teach our children to also be good stewards. Financially supporting our parish community continues to feed our spiritual need, as well as to give us the opportunity to reach out to the broader community–the poor, the sick, and the hungry.
As a means of helping to fulfill your stewardship commitment, we recommend donating through ParishPay, an automatic online giving program. ParishPay offers flexible options, allowing you to choose the date, frequency, and method of donating. In addition to accepting the four major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, ParishPay allows you to use a debit card or your checking, savings, or brokerage account. We would like to see the families in our parish adopt this method of giving, as this helps to make our parish forecasting and budgeting more reliable and accurate.
Use the following link to access your existing account, sign up for ParishPay, or make a donation even if you do not have an account:
If you are currently enrolled in ParishPay, simply enter your login and password. If you are signing up for ParishPay or do not have an account but would like to make a donation, first enter your donation. You are then prompted to enter your personal information. Lastly, enter your payment information. For your convenience, access the below link to the Sign Up For ParishPay user guide.
If you run into difficulties during the sign-up process, please e-mail the St. Edward ParishPay Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Debi Leeds in the Accounting Office at 949-542-4310.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about the different Sunday colored envelopes that I use? You can schedule Special Donations, such as Altar Guild (pink envelope), Youth Ministry, School, and Faith Formation Religious Education (yellow envelope), Christian Service and St. Vincent de Paul (green envelope), or Building Fund (blue envelope) through ParishPay. If you choose “Special,” your donation is divided evenly among these ministries.
I feel I should place my offering into the collection basket each Sunday, how can I do this using ParishPay? You can drop a ParishPay Online Giving Form into the basket during the collection. These forms are located in the Church pews, or access the following link to print out an Online Giving Form to drop in the collection basket.
What if I don’t have access to a computer or the Internet? No problem! Enrollment forms are available in the back of the church and in the Parish Office. Complete the form, enclose it in an envelope, and drop the envelope in the collection basket. We will enroll you.
Does the parish accept credit cards for my donations? In the past, parishioners have asked if we accept credit cards, wishing to enjoy the benefits of spending rewards that are offered by the credit card companies. By enrolling in ParishPay, you are able to do just that. Logon to ParishPay, a secure website. It only takes a few minutes to enroll.
When and how often can I donate to the parish? You may donate any time by simply logging into your account and making a donation. Or you can schedule a weekly, monthly, or annual contribution which takes place automatically. ParishPay accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or a debit card. If you prefer, you may use your checking, savings, or brokerage account. Easter and Christmas contributions may be scheduled as well. Easter is debited in March or April (in whichever month you designate) and Christmas is debited in December.
For additional information on ParishPay or assistance with enrollment, please email your ParishPay Administrator or call the Accounting Office at 949-542-4310.