Online Giving Being Added for Cathedral & St. Casimir March 27th

During the Stewardship Conference last Fall, one of the things we got excited about was the option to add Online Giving. Online Giving has been something many of you have talked or asked about in the past year or so, and we're excited to be on board.

We are partnering with Our Sunday Visitor, who currently does our envelope system, to give you a user-friendly and secure experience. They are also a non-profit company, enabling them to offer us some of the lowest credit card fees out there. The online option will take ACH (through bank account information) or credit cards (Visa, Master Card, and Discover).

The Online Giving option will enable us to have online payment for more than just weekly and special collections. Users will also have the option to pay for Faith Formation, Vacation Bible School, and other fees online.

The user will be able to set up an account to make recurring gifts and keep track of their online giving history, or use an option called "Quick Give" to make a one-time donation. Recurring gifts can be set up for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Also, the user will have total control regarding the day(s) of the month they choose to give. The parish will have no access to the user's account payment information.

We will have online giving open to both parishes on March 27th, but we're looking for 5-6 people to try it for two weeks prior (March 12). Our goal of the testing is to make the user experience as smooth as possible and to help us get used to the administrative reports. If you are willing to help with the testing, please contact Kristin in the parish office (452-4770 Ext. 21 or kbergin@cathedralwinona.org) for more information.