Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

  Online Giving

About Online Giving

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception offers online giving!

 

Online Giving costs you nothing and provides many advantages to you and the church!

Click here to register now, or keep reading to learn more about the benefits...

Benefits for You

  • No check writing or ATM stops before church
  • Safe, secure, and confidential
  • Use your checking, savings, or credit card
  • Schedule recurring or one-time donations
  • Change a gift or account any time you like
  • Choose offertory, special funds, pledges
  • Earn rewards through your credit card

Benefits for our Parish

  • Reduces check processing fees
  • Allows staff more time to focus on ministries
  • Creates peace in knowing your data and auto-deposited gifts are secure
  • Accommodates special funds and tuition
  • Provides giving history for tax statements
  • Reaches a wider demographic of givers

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Giving

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 parish 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 parish's account.

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 parish 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 parish'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.

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?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Schedule window. Each checking/savings/credit 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 deleting your accounts and donation dates at any time.

How do I sign up for Online Giving?

  1. Visit your parish website
  2. Click on the Online Giving link
  3. Complete the registration form

It's that simple!

For additional information or help setting up your account please contact the parish office at 203-574-0017.

Click here to enroll in online giving.

For Your INFORMATION: Contributions and tax requirements

We thank our parishioners for their faithful support of our parish, their support of the monthly parish debt payment, their support of our various parish projects and activities, and their support of the special collections. By law parishioners who itemize deductions for income tax purposes must have bank records or receipts from the parish in order to deduct contributions to the parish on their tax return. In order for the parish to be able to provide a parishioner with the required receipt, parishioners are encouraged to use parish envelopes or online giving. As an alternative, using a check to make weekly contributions will provide the parishioner with the required documentation.