Electronic transfers and payments now make up about one third of our regular donations and they are growing quickly. Many years ago we began with ACH transfers from checking accounts through Fidelity Bank. A few years later we added credit and debit card payments through another company on our website. These were logical steps at the time to allow people to give automatically and on our website. However, we now need to consolidate and simplify these different ways of receiving gifts especially as the number of gifts increase. After checking out a couple of vendors, we have chosen Faith Direct to receive and organize our electronic giving. Faith Direct is a national leader in electronic giving for Catholic Churches and is fully compliant with the PCI Data Security Standard.
Faith Direct will be handling both ACH transfers and credit and debit transactions beginning the first of April. For the first time, ACH transfers can be initiated through our website and once you register your account, you will be able to change your regular gift or add a special gift just by returning to the website. While we are happy to accept credit and debit cards, we encourage ACH transfers from checking accounts because they do not cost us any fees.
If you want to begin giving automatically, you can either use the flyers in the bulletin next week or sign up below. If you are currently giving online or through ACH, we will cancel your account. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.