We are happy to announce the expansion of the automated giving program to include on-line credit card donations as well as automated deductions from check or savings accounts.
Giving Made Easy is an alternative to using the weekly envelopes. You now have the option now to give through a deposit from your checking or savings accounts or by credit card.
Easy online or paper registration and saves you time writing checks.
Your transactions are completed by QuanComm and with the highest level of security available. QuanComm is PCI-DSS security level 1 compliant.
Allows you to plan your giving in the same way you budget your other financial commitments, even in weeks you are unable to attend Mass.
Easy to manage your account with options to give weekly, semi-monthly or monthly and take advantage of the benefits offered by your credit card provider.
Easy to Participate
Simply go to the secured website and enter your information. Determine the offerings from the list, enter the amount and select the frequency. Your gifts will be charged against your credit card or withdrawn from your checking or savings account.
Another alternative is to download the enrollment form and return it to the parish office. You can download the enrollment form here.
Giving Made Easy allows you to donate to: Sunday Offering, Christmas, Easter, Holy Days, John Paul II Center, Bishops Appeal and certain 2nd plate offerings.
Giving Made Easy Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: I feel that placing my gifts in the basket is part of my weekly celebration and I do not feel comfortable passing the plate. What should I do?
ANSWER: Special donation slips are available (click here) for those enrolled in the Giving Made Easy program which can be dropped in the gift basket.
QUESTION: What should I do with the envelopes?
ANSWER: Giving Made Easy is meant to compliment the envelope program. You will have the option to use envelopes or Giving Made Easy. For instance, you may choose to use the website to make your Regular Offering and envelopes for 2nd plate offerings.
QUESTION: When can I start?
ANSWER: You can start immediately by clicking on the ENROLL NOW button at the top of this page.
QUESTION: Is there a fee for participating?
ANSWER: There is no direct cost to you for participating. On average, the cost is approximately 3.5% to the parish. On the enrollment form, you have the option to have the fee added to your donation to help cover the costs. It would be appreciated but entirely optional.
QUESTION: What can I use to prove I made the contribution?
ANSWER: CCOP provides an annual letter of appreciation which summarizes your contributions. Also, your bank statement or credit card statement may act as a proof on contributions.
QUESTION: What is an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)?
ANSWER: EFT is an electronic method of making payments in which you authorize CCOP to automatically make regular transfers from your checking or savings account to CCOP. This is one of the options in the Giving Made Easy program.
QUESTION: What is the difference between EFT and using a credit card for contributions?
ANSWER: With EFT you are authorizing CCOP to take transfer money directly from your accounts. Credit card payments do not allow CCOP access to your banking accounts. Think of it as having CCOP pulling the money versus you pushing the money to CCOP. Also with credit cards you can take advantage of the benefits you may realize through your credit card provider. In the end, both are safe and secure and it is often a matter of preference.
QUESTION: Who facilitates the transaction?
ANSWER: Vanco will facilitate the transactions in a PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant website. This provides the highest level of security available. When you click on the Giving Made Easy button, you are automatically linked to the QuanComm site to complete the registration process.
To login to your GME account, update your account or enroll for the first time, click the "GME" button below.
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
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