St. Matthew Charitable Electronic Giving
Electronic Funds Transfer ("EFT") Offertory Plan
Convenient and secure for you. Consistent and reliable for St. Matthew Parish.
Save time, simplify your life, and support our parish! We're keeping up with the times by offering our parishioners a new way to help our ministry. Our Electronic Giving program is an automated program that will allow you to make contributions without having to lift a pen to write a check or reach into your wallet for cash!
On a weekly, monthly or one-time basis you authorize your offertory donation to be withdrawn from your bank or credit account automatically. You will continue to receive a year-end statement of your donations for tax purposes from the parish office, but your bank or credit account statement will provide an additional record of your giving.
Once you enroll in the EFT program you will no longer receive the regular offertory envelopes for those contributions which you have authorized on a recurring basis electronically, but you will continue to receive envelopes for holy days and special collections for a variety of needs. However, you may always come to our website to donate for these special occasions on a one-time basis.
Electronic Giving makes life easier for you and yields very significant benefits for our church.
Benefits for You:
- The satisfaction of giving to God first
- Easier to fulfill stewardship commitments
- Strengthens participation and support in the church
- No need to write checks or bring cash to church
- More secure than cash or checks as it cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed
- Peace-of-mind knowing that the parish is receiving your contribution even if you are out of town or otherwise unable to attend Mass
- IT COSTS YOU NOTHING!
Benefits for our Church:
- Promotes consistent giving. Our parish needs your support.
- More predictable cash flow for better planning
- Less work for parish office staff
- Secure and easy cash maintenance
- We save the cost of offertory envelopes
Of course you can cancel your authorization of transfer at any time by notifying us in writing, but we believe that once you have enjoyed the convenience and savings of this EFT program, you won't want to go back to the "old-fashioned" way of contributing to our parish!
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Giving
Is online giving secure?
Yes. The online giving web page is administered by Vanco Services. Vanco Services is a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Level 1 Compliant Service Provider which means your transactions are handled in accordance with the most rigorous security standards. Online giving is safer than using checks.
Can I make a donation using a credit or debit card?
Yes. In addition to checking and savings account withdrawals, you may also use a credit or debit card to make secure online donations through the St. Matthew Church website. It is easy, secure and convenient.
Do I get a receipt?
Yes. A confirmation page appears after a payment is submitted. You can print the confirmation page for proof of your donation. Also, an email confirmation can be sent if you provide a valid email address. Of course, you will continue to receive a year-end statement of your donations from the parish office.
Can I make both one-time and recurring transactions?
Yes. In addition to making one-time gifts and payments, you can also make a variety of recurring donation and payment frequencies.