Parishioner’s Guide to The ParishPay Program:
What is an Automated Giving Program?
It is an automated means to financially support St. Gilbert Parish through monthly contributions from your checking, savings, or credit card account. There is NO cost to you to participate in the program.
What are the benefits to me?
- Allows you to plan your giving in the same way you budget your other financial commitments.
- You no longer have to be concerned about making up missed offertory donations when you are out of town, on vacation, ill, etc.
- You can easily adjust the amount of your automated contribution (up or down) through the rectory or do it yourself via a secure website access or toll-free call.
- You no longer have to write a check every week.
How does it relate to the use of the weekly envelopes?
If you choose to participate in the Automated Giving Program, then it replaces the use of weekly envelopes.
What happens to parishioners who feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
Special donation slips are available for those enrolled in the Automated Giving Program to be dropped into the collection basket.
How do I enroll?
You can enroll by filling out an enrollment form found in the bulletin, at the rectory, signing up directly on the ParishPay website at www.parishpay.com, or calling 1-866-PARISH-1. The process takes less than three minutes.
Can I contribute to second collections including both parish and diocesan collections?
Yes, all automated giving participants have the opportunity to contribute to second and special collections at the parish, including Christmas, Easter, Peter’s Pence, and more.
How does a parishioner change his/her information, such as the amount of the donation, bank account number or mailing address?
The parishioner can provide these changes to the church office, or directly by visiting the website at www.parishpay.com or calling 1-866-PARISH-1.
Which payment methods are accepted?
Automated transfers from your checking or savings accounts or major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover may be used to make monthly contributions.
Does the parishioner receive receipts for tax purposes?
Yes, all contributors enrolled with ParishPay can print out an annual receipt directly from the website every January, which they can use for IRS documentation.
Can I donate a one-time gift or pledge for a specific term?
Yes, one time gifts are graciously accepted. Participants can also arrange for a specific amount to be paid over a number of months.