SACRIFICIAL GIVING WITHOUT WRITING A CHECK. . .
St. Agnes Parish offers a safe and convenient way to contribute your sacrificial gift once each month. Through Direct Giving you can have an electronic withdrawal from your checking or savings account taken on the first of the month and transferred directly to St. Agnes Parish. With Direct Giving there are no checks to write, no online bill pay to do, no envelope to forget at home and you have complete control over the amount transferred. Forms are available for download below or in the Parish Office.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Direct Giving and ACH?
St. Agnes Parish participates in the ACH (Automated Clearing House) process. The ACH process is the electronic transfer of money from one account to another. By using secured software in coordination with Bank One, St. Agnes can deposit money into an individual's accounts for payment of wages, or it can withdraw from accounts to pay for Holy Family School tuition or a parishioner's sacrificial giving. When amounts are withdrawn for a parishioner's sacrificial giving, that is called Direct Giving.
Who can participate in Direct Giving?
Direct Giving can be used by any member of St. Agnes Parish, you DO NOT need to be a Bank One customer. Direct Giving can come from a checking or savings account, from any bank.
How often will the transfers be made?
Direct Giving transfers will be made on the 1st of each month. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the transfer will be made on the next banking day. For example, if the 1st falls on a Saturday, the transfer will be made on the 3rd (Monday). Direct Giving will be transferred EVERY month of the year.
What if I want to change my amount, or stop using Direct Giving?
By using an ACH Change Form, which will be provided to you at the time of sign up, you can easily change the monthly amount, bank account, or discontinue Direct Giving.
I like to give extra contributions for special items throughout the year. How will I do that?
You can still continue to get your envelopes mailed directly to you. That way, you will get all of the special envelopes that come up throughout the year.
I like to be able to put something into the offering basket when I come to church. With Direct Giving I won't have anything to put in, right?
There is a spot on the bottom of your envelopes that say "I Give Electronically" with a box to check. If you choose to, you can simply check the box, and put your envelope into the offering basket as usual.
How do I sign up? When can I get started?
It's easy to sign up. Download the form on this website, complete it, and return it. You may also stop by the Parish Office to complete a paper copy.
How secure is the process? I don't want someone else to be able to get any of my personal information!
St. Agnes will securely keep all account information provided by the individuals. None of the information will be given out to anyone without prior written or verbal consent from the individual. All passwords and security features for the software will be kept in a locked and secure location. Anyone calling to check on their own transaction information will need to provide proof of identity to facilitate the security of this information. The manner in which the software works is extremely safe and tamper- proof. Access cannot be gained to your personal information and account numbers by an outside source.