We are pleased to inform you that Our Lady of Lourdes now has a solution to make donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure. Online Giving will be available for parishioners who would like to make online donations to our weekly/monthly offerings, as well as other parish collections. We are utilizing this technology for the well-being and growth of our parish community. There is NO cost to the parishioner to participate in the WeShare online giving program.
You can set up a recurring weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly or annual payment; allocate different amounts for our different collections; utilize a different payment method for each donation; and view complete, accurate financial records at any time. Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so, however, we ask that you prayerfully consider Online Giving. Some of the benefits for the parishioner include: no need to write checks; you can give even if you are unable to attend services; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted.
The benefits for the parish include: more consistent giving with recurring contributions; online donation summaries for record keeping; reaches a wider demographic of givers; and accommodates all special parish collections and missions.
If you would like to sign up, you can get started in just three easy steps:
1. Click on the link on our home page.
2. Set up your account.
3. Choose your payment options and customize your donations.
If you have any questions about the program or about setting up your account, please don’t hesitate to call the parish office. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Which payment methods are accepted?
A: WeShare has the ability to accept contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts or major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Q: Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
A: Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can elect to receive receipts via e-mail.
Q: What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A: We provide a printable form that can be put into the collection basket that says, “We lovingly made our donation through WeShare.”
Q: Is WeShare safe?
A: Yes. WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider. We implement the safest security standards for online transactions.
Q: How can I enroll and start donating?
A: Click on the link below, or call the parish office for more information.