Traditional Parish Giving
In addition to Online Giving we also offer traditional envelopes. We are happy to assist you with your questions. Let us know how we can help! We encourage you to use Online Giving. It is safe, secure, consistent, and has so many advantages for donor and parish staff alike. Learn more at our Online Giving page.
Online Giving – Frequently Asked Questions
I already give online - will that continue?
Absolutely! If you already give via Pay-Pal or transfer from your bank (check, ACH or EFT) - there is no need to change. You can still create an account with the new Online Giving System from Our Sunday Visitor. Why? It will be the easiest way to give to collections such as disaster relief, Sister Parish in Peru, special collections, and other emerging needs.
Are there advantages for the Parish?
There are some advantages. With each gift via PayPal or electronic (ACH or EFT), the parish business office has to manually capture the electronic notification, check to see if there are special instructions, ensure the donation goes to the proper fund (e.g. Sister Parish vs. Offertory) - and all that is hand entered in to the parish accounting system. And we are happy to do that!
The new Online Giving platform allows us to electronically download all that information and upload into the accounting system in one easy click.
What is most important? Giving gratefully in a way in which you are comfortable!
How do I get started?
1. Create A New Account: Use the "Create your account" button at the top of the page and go to the Our Sunday Visitor/Parish login page and click "Sign In / Create Account."
2. Enter Your Account Information for Login
The User ID must be 6-12 characters and contain both letters and numbers (such as smith78). The password you choose must be 8-16 characters and contain letters, numbers and at least one symbol such as !, @, & or *. (Note: do not enter information for the Registration Code if that appears as that is for account administrators only.)
3. Enter your Personal & Address Information
Be sure to enter information in all boxes. Note: The e-mail address is used as the unique identifer and so must be unique. If for some reason you have another account with Our Sunday Visitor (e.g. at your winter home parish) you cannot use the same e-mail address for both accounts
You can add multiple payment methods with your preferred Bank Accounts and/or Credit Cards. Note: the cost to the parish for donations from Bank Accounts is significantly lower than credit cards, but then we understand that your credit cards have reward programs.
Setting up your first gift
The setup wizard guides you to set up your first gift. You can select from any of our funds including our Sunday Offertory, Debt Reduction, our regular Second Collections, or other available funds. You will be able to:
Establish recurring offerings to more than one fund
Schedule weekly, monthly, or other schedules of giving.
Donate or schedule a one-time gift.
Plan giving for future dates.
View and print giving history reports.
Easily access and print end-of-year tax information and supporting donation letters.
If you would like to receive the ongoing set of Parish Giving Envelopes, please contact the parish office. The button to the right will initiate an email to the parish office staff.
Legacy Giving is financial planning that allows individuals to make a charitable gift of estate assets which helps ensure St. Francis of Assisi’s long-term future. Legacy gifts enables donors to make satisfying and, usually, substantial contributions while meeting their own personal and financial objectives. With a legacy gift from your estate, you make a promise to future generations that St. Francis of Assisi Parish will always be there for them.
For more information about the program, please access the Legacy Giving Document or contact Sam Blakeney at 703-221-4044 or via the Contact Form below.
For information how giving or just general question/inquiries of the parish business office, please use this contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible
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