Faith Direct is a highly respected and secure company that is leading the way for parishioners to support their parishes through electronic means.
The Faith Direct program gives you a convenient way to support St. Lawrence by electing to use direct debit like many do for other payments or charitable giving. It also gives you the opportunity to support our parish even if you are absent from Mass for travel or illness. And, it addresses the situation that many families face on their way to Mass: “Where did I put my envelopes?”
With Faith Direct, our parish will gain predictable cash flow that will help us with planning our parish needs and programs. As Christian stewards, it will give you the opportunity to better plan your finances when supporting our church.
There is no cost to you as a parishioner to enroll. Following the month in which you are enrolled, Faith Direct will begin debiting your specified account on the 4th or 15th of the month (or the next business day) for your offertory gift and/or second collections. You will receive confirmation on your bank or credit card statement. Faith Direct provides a complete statement for tax planning purposes at the end of the year, offertory cards to demonstrate your parish support, and you can set up access your own individual account online.
Of course, enrollment is voluntary, but many parishes and their members around the country have experienced a win-win with Faith Direct. If you find this program to be appropriate for your family, please enroll:
- Visit Faith Direct website and use the parish’s code VA325 for secure online enrollment.
- Or complete an enrollment form from the parish office or the vestibule of the church and return the form to Faith Direct. If you want to deduct from your checking account, include a cancelled check. You will need to provide your debit or credit card information if you prefer to use one of them.