ParishPay is an effort that significantly helps to improve our parish’s finances.
ParishPay responds to a problem and a request.
The problem. During bad weather and especially during the summer vacation months, we can see drops in our offertory collections. Despite best intentions, those collections are never fully recovered, which financially hurts our parish.
The request. Many parishioners ask if they may make automated financial contributions to our parish, as they do in many other areas of their lives. For many people, writing 75 or more checks per year, or worrying about having enough cash-on-hand at the time of the offertory, is not ideal. ParishPay answers this request.
ParishPay is a direct giving program that allows us to have our financial contributions automatically withdrawn from bank accounts or credit cards.
ParishPay is simple, convenient, and safe. Through ParishPay, one authorizes a monthly amount to be debited from one’s checking account, savings account, or credit card. The funds are directly credited to St. Patrick’s each month. Monthly donations may be adjusted or discontinued at any time. If one typically offers cash or chooses to donate anonymously, ParishPay allows one to make offerings without revealing one’s identity. ParishPay participants are given annual printed reports of their offerings, as well as ParishPay “donation slips”, should they like to drop something in the collection basket at Mass.
St. Patrick’s maintains our traditional envelope system. However, ParishPay provides our parishioners with increased flexibility and convenience. At the same time, the increased predictability and reliability of financial contributions made through ParishPay allows us to serve St. Patrick’s needs more efficiently and more effectively.
To participate in ParishPay, one simply completes an enrollment form and sends it to our parish office. One may also enroll online at www.parishpay.com.