Give Central is available for Jesus, Shepherd of Souls.
What is an Automated Giving Program?
It is a program to financially support Jesus, Shepherd of Souls through automated monthly contributions from your checking, savings or credit card account. It replaces your use of the weekly envelopes, saving the parish that expense. There is NO cost to you to participate in the program.
What is Give Central?
Give Central is not owned, operated, or associated with any diocese; it operates worldwide. The Archdiocese of Chicago recommends Give Central and has arranged for them to contact each parish in the Archdiocese. So it is through them that we are able to offer their secure website give central.
Can I contribute to second collections, including both parish and diocesan collections?
Yes, all automated giving participants have an opportunity to contribute to second and special collections at the parish.
How do I change my information, such as my address, the amount of my donation or the bank account/credit card I want to use?
You can make the changes by logging into your Give Central account at the secure website Give Central.
Which payment methods are accepted?
Automated transfers from your checking, savings or major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express can be used to make monthly contributions, one-time gifts and pledge payments.
Do I receive receipts for tax purposes?
Yes, all contributors enrolled in the program can print out an annual receipt directly from the website every January. This can be used as documentation for the Internal Revenue Service. The parish will also receive a list of the parishioners and their contributions.
I feel uncomfortable with not putting something in the collection basket. What do I do when the basket is passed.
You can offer a token donation or small donations slips are available for people who are participating in the program to drop in the basket at the offertory. They say, “We lovingly made our offertory gift automatically.”
Can I donate a one-time gift or pledge for a specific term?
Yes, one-time gifts or pledge for a specific term are gratefully accepted.
How do I enroll?
Enrollment is easy and free. Just do one of the following:
• Go to the secure Give Central website and donate money electronically
• Call (708) 862-4165
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org