Weekly Parish Offerings
1. What is Online Giving?
Online Giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, or credit card account into your church's bank account.
2. What are the advantages of Online Giving?
- No need to write checks or bring cash to church.
- Peace-of-mind knowing that the church is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend.
- More secure than checks.
- All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with date of settlement.
- IT COSTS YOU NOTHING EXTRA!
- Giving electronically also helps the church save money and improve its budget!
3. How do I sign up for Online Giving?
Complete the online registration for St. Boniface or St. Lawrence and select the donations and the amount you would like to contribute along with your bank account or credit card information.
4. How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.
5. When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the donation form.
6. 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.
7. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transactions as well as your online reports.
8. Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?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.
9. What if I change bank accounts?
Login and update your account information.
10. Is Online Giving risky?
It's less risky than writing checks or bringing cash to church. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed and have an extremely high rate of accuracy.
11. What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your bank accounts and donation dates from the Online Giving site.