Saint Gall Catholic Church
 

1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
(775) 782-2852     Fax: (775) 782-2622
 

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A Stewardship Plan for St. Gall Parishioner’s

 

"Stewardship is the ability to share one's gifts of life, time, talents, and resources with others with no strings attached and no conditions."

--the late Archbishop Thomas Murphy, Seattle

 

 

Stewardship Prayer

Lord God, you alone are the source of every good gift, of the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each human life.  We praise you and we thank you for your great power and your tender, faithful LOVE.

Everything we are and everything we have is your gift, and after having created us you have given us the mission of your Son, JESUS CHRIST.

Fill our minds with HIS truth and our hearts with HIS love, that in HIS Spirit we may be bonded together into a community of faith, a parish family, a caring people.

In the Name and Spirit of Jesus, we commit ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us, to share our time, and talent and our material gifts as an outward sign of the treasure we hold in Jesus. 

     AMEN.

 

 

 

Online Giving

For some time, members of our parish have inquired about electronic or online giving options. Some families have already begun making contributions through their own online banking programs. Even though most parishioners still prefer to make their donations through the envelope system, a large and growing number of parishioners have expressed a desire for us to implement other giving options.

For many years the electronic option of giving was not made available, as the cost of implementation was simply too high. In addition, the action of “dropping an envelope” into the basket might be missed. More recently electronic giving has become more practical financially and is totally embraced by a growing segment of society. In fact, for some people, writing a check or dealing with paper money has become a rare or even bothersome occurrence.

If this is the manner of “stewardship offering” you desire to use, we invite you to do so.

Thank you for the support you give to our parish as a good steward of your time, talent and treasure.

Currently St. Gall accepts BillPay checks from your bank.  We also have a Program for One-Time or Reoccurring Credit Card or Direct Debit Withdrawals from your account (ACH).  Please see Sabina Bye in our Parish Office for information about these programs.

You may also click the link below for Online Giving

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Giving OPTIONS

 

Q. What is Electronic Giving?

A. Electronic Giving is a manner in which members and friends of St Gall may make contributions using the modern means of payment which is widely available and growing in demand by a large segment of society.

There are three ways in which electronic payments can be processed:

Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account. If you are already using direct debit to make mortgage and car payments or to pay utility bills, then you know how it works. 

Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card. Today, many families use debit cards as a convenient alternative to paper checks or use credit cards in a responsible manner to manage a wide range of obligations. 

Online Giving is a way for the Parishioner to set up Giving Options via a Secure Web Page.  St Gall does not currently offer this method, but if this is something you would like us to look into, please let us know! 

Q. What are the major advantages of electronic giving by Direct Debit?

A. Direct Debit, also known as ACH is about convenience for members who like to use these types of payment options. Electronic giving eliminates frequent check writing and helps members stay on track with pledges even when they are unable to attend services. The church in turn benefits from a reduction in the volume of check and cash contributions that must be handled and manually processed in the church office.

 

Q. How does Direct Debit Giving work?

A. Contributions are transferred automatically from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.

 

Q. How are my automatic contributions deducted and transferred?

A. First, you sign and return an authorization form to the church indicating the amount you wish to contribute on a regular basis. Contributions are then transferred through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network—the same network already used by families to make mortgage and utility payments or to receive payroll earnings and Social Security income. Direct Debit goes by other names including Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), automatic payment, or simply, ACH.

 

Q. When will my contribution be debited from my account?

A. A debit to your account will occur each month on the date you specify on your authorization form.

 

Q. How will I keep track of contributions in my check register?

A. Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions will appear on your bank statement.

 

Q. What can I use to prove I made a contribution?

A. Your bank statement will show an itemized list of electronic transactions that can be used as proof of your contributions.

 

Q. Is giving by Direct Debit risky?

A. It is certainly less risky than writing checks or carrying cash to church. To process electronic donations, the church uses an established and highly-regarded company that moves funds directly from church members' bank accounts to the church's account on the same day without any delay.

 

Q. How much does Direct Debit giving cost?

A. It costs you nothing and it costs the church very little. It is the lowest cost method of transferring funds.

 

Q. What if I try electronic giving by Direct Debit and don’t like it?

A. You can cancel your authorization at any time by notifying the church.

 

Q. How can I sign up for electronic giving by Direct Debit?

A. Complete, sign and return an authorization form to the church office.

 

Q. What is the difference between giving by Direct Debit and giving by Credit Card payment?

A. The only difference is the account which is charged for payment when scheduled. Under Direct Debit giving, a charge is made to your checking account. Under Credit Card giving, a charge is made to your credit card. Many families have grown accustomed to making payments through a credit card rather than through a checking account. In many cases they find it better in their situations to take advantage of the points programs of these cards and reduce the number of checks they write. For these people, Credit Card giving fits into a practice in which they are already involved with other regularly scheduled payments.

       

 

Saint Gall Catholic Church

1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
(775) 782-2852     Fax: (775) 782-2622
Email:  Church@saintgall.org

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