Dear STA Family,
Many of you are aware and take advantage of the convenience of electronic giving to support our parish and the important ministries we provide. We want to make it easier for you and all our parishioners to continue giving and so, have upgraded to a more streamlined online provider for our eGiving needs through Faith Direct. For those of you who have yet to join us in giving online, I strongly encourage you to do so. Here’s why:
The parish benefits greatly in eGiving as it allows us to more effectively plan our programs and services. Even better, Faith Direct comes at a cost savings to the parish compared to other systems or providers available!
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. And, if you are out of town or unable to attend Mass at Saint Thomas, we still receive your weekly contribution! Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way you may currently use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.
Beginning this month, Faith Direct will manage all automatic giving including: tithing, Building Virtues Campaign electronic donations, special collections, etc. This is a great way to simplify your giving—and it’s the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way for us to receive your gifts.
Faith Direct even offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket—a great way for you or your children to still participate at Mass when the ushers come by with the offertory baskets!
Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is AZ878.
I am so grateful for everyone’s gifts, in whatever method or means they come to Saint Thomas. I am excited by what Faith Direct offers our parish and the potential to make our gifts even more impactful.
In all things may Christ be glorified!