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Online Giving Using WeShare | Frequently Asked Questions
What is WeShare?
WeShare is an online giving management system, which allows our parishioners to manage their donations to our parish efficiently, effectively, and securely. It is an automated means for our parishioners to support us financially through one-time or recurring contributions, as well as a tool to manage all their transactions (special event tickets, fundraising collections, etc.).
Is on-line giving really necessary?
Although the offertory basket will continue, it is important that as a parish we prepare for the future, as well as, accommodate those parishioners who pay the majority of their bills already from the convenience of their home computer. Many of our younger parishioners do not even have a check book. In an era of growing online banking, as a church we don’t want to be left behind by people who don’t use checks.
Can I still donate using weekly envelopes?
Absolutely! Although online giving replaces the need for weekly envelopes, donating through WeShare is not mandatory. We understand that not all parishioners are comfortable using a computer. We are thankful to receive your contributions anyway you want to give them to us.
What if I feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
Don’t worry! WeShare provides a printable form that you can drop into the collection basket that says, “We lovingly made our donation through WeShare.”
How do I change my personal information such as my bank account number, mailing address, or donation amount?
You can make these changes by yourself by visiting our parish website and clicking on the WeShare link, or by calling the parish office at (401) 245-7000 ext 21. You can plan your contributions for the entire year—or you can change you donation amount online whenever you like.
Which payment methods are accepted?
We allow contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Do I receive a receipt for my donations?
Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can elect to receive receipts via e-mail.
I need help getting started?
Not a problem! Call the parish office at (401) 245-7000 ext 21 or stop by and we will assist you.
Is WeShare safe?
Yes. WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider. WeShare implements the safest security standards for online transactions. No one in the parish has access to the credit card or bank account information that you provide WeShare.