We at St. Charles Borromeo have been blessed as a parish by the Lord in so many ways. It begins with our Eucharistic celebration and extends to our community of faith.
Finances are obviously very important to maintain our ministry, and we appreciate the generous support we receive from our parishioners. As Catholics, we recognize that all we have – our time, our talents, our resources, even our very lives – are gifts from God. We are called to be good stewards of all these gifts, investing them wisely and generously for the sake of God's kingdom. We know that our Lord's promise is to "Seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well."
To help make it more convenient for you to financially support the parish, we have instituted an electronic payment option. This offers you the opportunity to make automatic financial contributions from your bank account to our parish community.
Please understand that Online Giving is not intended to replace the traditional act of Sunday offering, but rather to enhance it. You may continue to receive offering envelopes if you wish. The new envelopes have a box marked, "I have given electronically", so you can still participate in the Sunday Offering. Please prayerfully consider Online Giving.
To begin Online Giving you will need certain information. If you are giving by Electronic Funds Transfer you will need your bank account and routing numbers, which can be found on the bottom of one of your checks or from your financial institution. If you are giving by a credit card, you will need the credit card information.
Within Online Giving it is possible to direct your offering to a specific purpose within the parish, such as Building Fund, Maintenance Fund, or general Sunday collection.
Online Giving is done via a separate secure web site and St. Charles will not have access to any of your banking information at any time. Online Giving may be set for Sunday or holy days, either weekly recurring gifts or one time gifts (for holy days). Online Giving accounts and dates can be changed at any time. Email reminders let your know that the giving is about to be deducted from your account.
To set up your Online Giving Account click here to get started
If you are Giving Online and no longer wish to receive envelopes via US mail, please send an email to that effect. You will still keep your same assigned envelope number.
Online Giving FAQ
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you create your account, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify.
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 provides an itemized list of electronic transactions as well as your online reports.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
You can set up to 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?
Simply login and update your account information.
What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your credit card and/or bank account information along with your donation dates.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
1. Click here to start and then...
2. Click on the Create New Account link