Online Giving

St. Rene uses GiveCentral for electronic donations and payments.


The parish login page for GiveCentral is at https://www.givecentral.org/location/216.

GiveCentral is Secure & Convenient Way to Contribute to St. Rene

Online donations may be made at any time from the comfort of your own home or any place with internet access. You can use this website to make donations, Faith Formation tuition payments and event payments by using your credit card, debit card and electronic check; payments can be one-time or recurring donations. Online donations are credited to your tax statement for the end of the year (except when made anonymously), and you can change your account preferences and donation amounts at any time. Benefits of Online Giving include:

  • No need to hassle with checks or cash
  • 24/7 web based access
  • Easily schedule recurring donations to coincide with your pay period
  • Credit card option allows you to take advantage of rewards such as air miles or cash bonuses
  • No need to share bank account information because you enter it directly into the Online Giving secure site
  • Allows you to give even if you are unable to attend parish services
  • Contribution amount is easily adjusted as needed
  • Option to remain anonymous

How Do I Get Started?


Create an account on GiveCentral. There are two sign up options for donors:


Option 1 - Register Online

  1. Go to the St. Rene page on GiveCentral at https://www.givecentral.org/location/216

  2. Choose an “Event”, such as Sunday Offertory or Building & Maintenance,  to which you would like to donate, entering the frequency, date range and dollar amount, then click “add to my gift basket.” You may click “checkout” at any time, or add more donations if you wish.

  3. When you are ready, click “my gift basket” at the top of the page and verify your gifts.

  4. Click “continue,” then “complete profile” to register.

  5. Complete the simple registration form, then click “register and confirm gift.”

  6. You’re registered! Check your inbox for an email from admin@givecentral.org.

Option 2 - Contact Parish Office

Call the Parish Office at 773-229-8523 to have the Business Manager create your GiveCentral account and set up the automatic donation payments on your behalf.

Questions about GiveCentral Donation Payments

If you have questions about GiveCentral, our Business Manager, Karen Hoogland, will be to help you. You may contact Karen at the Parish Office by calling 773-229-8523 or email her at strene@archchicago.org.

 



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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I use my regular checking or savings account?

Yes, you can sign up with the bank account that you would like to your weekly offering or one time donation to be drafted from.

Can I use my credit card?

The credit card option allows you to take advantage of any benefits such as airline mileage or cash bonuses your credit card offers. Our parishes accept Visa, Master Card and Discover cards.

Can I easily adjust my donation amount?

Yes, just log into your personal account and make the change in your donation anytime.

Can I make a one time donation?

Yes either log into your account and set up a payment or select "Quick Give" to make a donation without setting a personal username and password.

How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?

When you create your account, you enter your credit card and/or bank account information and then specify the amount you wish to contribute. Your contribution will be transferred from your account to the church bank account.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

The Online Giving system provides you the ability to select the date you would like your contribution to occur. You will receive an email notification prior to each contribution date, and your account will be debited on the date you specify.

If I do not write checks, then how do I balance my checkbook?

You will receive an email notification prior to each contribution date and also a confirmation email that your gift has been processed. These reminders will help you to remember to record the gift in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are also recorded on your bank statement and in your Online Giving reports.

Can I contribute different amounts to different offerings? Can they be withdrawn at different times? Can I use different accounts for the contributions?

The system provides you the capability to give different amounts to different offerings at different times. For example, assuming your parish has set up these gift offerings, you are able to give your regular weekly offering on the 1st of the month and your flower gift on the 10th of the month. You are able to use any number of bank and/or credit card accounts for your offerings.

What if I change bank accounts?

Simply login and update your bank account information in your profile.

What if I want to stop using Online Giving?

You can cancel your authorization by deleting your credit card and/or bank account information along with your donation dates.

 

Parish Office
 

If you have additional questions regarding our Online Giving program, please contact the parish office.