|We are excited to introduce
Faith Direct, a new way to support our parish
finances. Faith Direct is a highly respected and
secure company that is leading the way for parishioners to support their
parishes through electronic means. Our neighbor Saint Patrick’s has used
Faith Direct for years now and with substantial
success, I might add.
The Faith Direct program gives you a convenient way to support Saints Philip and James 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 for travel or illness. 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. 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:
1. You may visit
2. You may call their toll free number at 866-507-8757 and speak to a representative about enrollment.
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.
Please consider this way of giving which will offer us the consistent support of faith-filled people like you so that we can continue our mission here in our parish. We find Faith Direct a "win-win" for both parishioners and strongly encourage give the program your consideration.