Is Online Giving Safe?
Online Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the Online Giving system. When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.
I signed up for Online Giving and have not received my verification email. What should I do?
St. Rose has recently been informed that some, not all, email addresses ending in yahoo.com, for example JohnDoe@yahoo.com, are not receiving an email from Parishsoft with their validation link. The vendor is aware of the situation and working to resolve the issue. If you have registered for Online Giving and have not received a validation email after signing up, please contact your Religious Education Coordinator for assistance. We apologize for this inconvenience.
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to give, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!
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.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the "My Gifts" page of the Online Giving system.
Do I have to use a credit card?
No you have two options available to you. You can use your Visa or MasterCard or opt for direct withdrawal from your bank account (ACH) to contribute.
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.
Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Online Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
You can contribute to different offerings at different times; however, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.
What if I change bank accounts or credit cards?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Methods window. Each checking/savings/credit/debit card can be changed using the edit button, deleted completely, or new accounts can be added on the right side of the screen.
How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!
What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
You can cancel your authorization by cancelling your gifts and donation dates at any time.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
1. Visit the St Rose of Lima OnLine giving website at www.myowngiving.com
2. Click on the Online Giving link
3. Complete the online registration form
I feel uncomfortable not giving SOMETHING as the collection is taken up. Is there a remedy for that?
Yes there is. At the entrance of the Church and Historic Chapel, there are laminated cards in a small basket that say "I Gave Online!" Feel free to pick one up and place it in the collection as it passes by you during the offertory. As good stewards, St. Rose will recycle the cards week after week
It's that simple!
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Sullivan at OnlineGiving@strose.com or
call 301-948-7545 X232