Our parish has had online giving for a while and more people seem to be using that now. But many parishioners simply mail in their envelopes and checks or have a check sent by their bank with online banking or leave them at the parish office. Weekly collections are published in the bulletin and besides a "thank you" for parishioners continuing support, there is a reminder that online giving is available. Some don't like online giving where amounts are taken out of people's bank accounts because it exposes banking info to hackers they believe.
Our parish has online giving through Our Sunday Visitor and we have used it for years, no problem. They automatically deduct from bank acct or credit card. We were big believers, because our parish often made mistakes or neglected to send end of year statements with the old envelope system. However, just two weeks ago a good friend of ours suffered identity theft thru hacking a credit card, and obtaining her SS#. A nightmare for them. Soo, we are wondering if we need to do something different—parish does have a PayPal option now...may switch to that.
My wife and I are both retired but (so far) in decent economic condition. We've been sending in our normal monthly contribution + 10$% at the start of each month. In addition, we're making weekly donations to our parish's Food Drive (our church is open for such donations; in addition our chapel is for devotions).
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