This month is the first time since mid-March that many parishioners are able to attend mass. There are many new rules and regulations to follow, but we try to see the positive in the situation – intimate mass is better than no mass. With all of the new changes, we wanted to remind you of one thing that has not changed – using Parish Giving. Whether you are a longtime user, or one of our new additions, we are still here for you. Here are some reasons why Parish Giving should still be part of your new normal:
- Contactless Payments. Every church is collecting their weekly offering and second collections in different ways. Some have collection baskets when you enter, or others may have them upon exit. For those who are doing outdoor mass (which I love!), you may be able to approach the vehicles for their offertory envelope which is great!
For those who may not want to touch anything, or have anyone approach you, you can always give electronically with us. You can use your bank account, credit, or debit card online and we make sure that the funds are safely transferred to the parish of your choice. We have consistent options and you can give from anywhere! You can give from the comfort of your home or even your phone! We take care of the hard part so that the parishioner and Office Manager do not have to!
- Register for Mass. This is something new that churches are doing. Since many, if not all, churches have a maximum amount of people that are allowed at each Mass, they have decided that it is easier to schedule your Mass time. This way you can guarantee that you and your family will not be refused to enter.
Parish Giving has a program in which your parish can sign up to use in order for parishioners to register and attend Mass. It is called Sign up Genius. It is free for parishioners to use! Best ticket around!
- Religious Education. We know this is a concern for many parishes. What can families prepare for this Summer and Fall when it comes to RE? Well we are letting all of our parishes know that we are behind them with whatever decision they make. Since we are in uncertain times, we believe it is important to continue with RE even if you cannot have it in person. Planning ahead for your classes provides a sense of hope and normalcy to your families. Because of this Parish Giving is providing easy online registration and payment options!
We have a sample demo link here of the streamline Religious Education form that can be tailored to your Parish. Our fees are user based and there is no start up fees or maintenance fees. Contact us now and we can have your online Religious Education Registration set up within 48 hours.
Please join with us in prayer for the health and safety of our parish communities around the world. We hope all of our readers are safe and healthy at this time too.