Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday – Tithing Online


A few weeks ago, I was sitting in Mass, waiting for the service to start. I was reading the bulletin to see what’s going on in the parish, and something caught my eye.

There was an ad for – a website that allows you to donate to the parish of your choice by debiting your credit or debit card every month. You can even do the special collections or one-time donations on it.

There’s a small portion of the donation that has to go for processing, but the vast majority of the money goes directly to the parish. According to their website, based on 10+ donors, only $1 and 1.5% of my donation goes to ParishPay for the administration of the collection. So most of it goes to the parish and I don’t have to remember my checkbook.

This is such a great idea for those of us who HATE writing checks and really want to help our parish with a little bit of our “treasure” and can never remember to have cash for the collection every week.

Supporting my parish with automatic tithing – that works for me!

*I was not compensated in any way for this review. I simply think it’s a neat idea.*


  1. What a good idea! A church I went to once had an ATM in the lobby. A bunch of people got all huffy about it, but I think it's brilliant. We live in a digital age where people a) rarely write checks and b) rarely carry cash. I often forget that I have neither of those things and have to pass the offering basket without giving. The ATM was super convenient! :)

  2. Ahhhh, I wish my church would do this! What a smart idea!

  3. I love it when churches keep up with the times :) My mom's pastor is now having parishioners text their questions to him during the service. An assistant writes them down on notecards and quietly slips them onto the lectern.

  4. Ahh that is CRAZY!! I love it. I wonder if our parish does this...?