I am excited to introduce Faith Direct, an exciting way to support our parish finances for both our year round and seasonal parishioners.
Faith Direct is a highly respected and secure company that is leading the way for parishioners to support their parishes through electronic means.
The Faith Direct program gives you a convenient way to support St. Jude by electing to use direct debit like most of us do for other payments or charitable giving. It also gives you the opportunity to support our parish even if you are absent from Mass or away from our parish community for an extended period of time. And, it addresses the situation I know many families face on their way to Mass: Where did I put my envelopes?!
With Faith Direct, our parish will gain predictable cash flow that will help us with planning our parish needs and programs throughout the year. As Christian stewards, it will give you the opportunity to better plan your finances when supporting our church.
How does it work? The folks at Faith Direct have made it very simple and will handle the entire process for our parish.
To enroll you may:
(1) Complete an enrollment form (available at the back of the church or in the parish business office) and simply return the form to Faith Direct headquarters, along with a cancelled check if you have selected checking debit.
(2) Perhaps even easier, clicking this link will send you straight to Faith Direct’s secure website for St. Jude, where you may enroll online. Our specific parish code is FL131.
(3) Call their toll free number at 866-507-8757 and speak to a representative.
There is no cost to you as a parishioner to enroll. The following month in which you are enrolled, Faith Direct will begin debiting your specified account on the 4th business day of the month for your offertory gift or second collections. You will receive confirmation on your bank or credit card statement, a complete statement for tax planning purposes at the end of the year, “offertory cards” to demonstrate your parish support and access your own individual account online.
I find Faith Direct a “win-win” for both parishioners and strongly encourage you to give the program your consideration. I am grateful for your financial and prayerful support of our parish and available to answer any questions you might have. I appreciate your support!