Ways to Financially Support Your Parish
Your annual tithing pledge to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church is crucial. It allows the Finance Council to accurately budget the needed funds to support the parish programs and ministries for the upcoming fiscal year. So if you haven’t already turned in a pledge form for 2013, please do so at your earliest convenience. Download Pledge Form
WeShare Online Giving
WeShare Online giving puts you in complete control of your parish donations, enabling you to donate via debit or credit card, or bank checking or savings accounts. You also decide whether your donation is one-time, or whether you would like it to recur, and on what frequency. All without ever writing a check! Click here to get started, or click the Donate Now button on the Home Page.
Automated Contribution Handling (ACH)
The easiest way to contribute to the parish is by ACH. This allows you to make regular donations from your checking or savings account. The forms to start or change automatic payments are on this site. Remember to include a voided check to start or change bank accounts. You can choose to have your ACH done weekly on each Tuesday; semi-monthly on the 1st and 15th; or just once a month, on either the 1st or the 15th. Donations can be designated for tithing, Building Fund, Emergency Relief, Food Bank and/or St Vincent de Paul. You will receive envelopes through the mail for all other special collections (Holy Days, Catholic Relief, Peter’s Pence, etc.)
If you do not sign up for ACH, you can still enjoy the ease of automated payments. Many banks allow you to make one-time or multiple payments online. Use your bank’s web site and follow their instructions. Remember, your payment should tell us what it is for: tithe, building fund, etc.
Envelopes give you a way to regularly contribute to several causes in addition to tithing. If you use the blue multi-purpose envelope and leave the cause blank, the donation will automatically be used for the Emergency Relief Fund.
We gladly accept cash donations, however, if you want us to record your contribution and include it on your end-of-year statement for income tax purposes, we can only do so if you use envelopes or contribute by check.
Gifting of Stock
Instructions for gifting of stock can be found here.
Please make all checks payable to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church (OLIH) unless otherwise instructed. Use the Memo line to tell us what your check is to be used for.
We are not set up to accept credit card payment for donations at this time.
There are times when church projects and programs will request in-kind items. The office can provide receipts for these donations.
The OLIH Foundation offers ways for you to make long-term gift arrangements. Click here for more information [link coming].
If you have any questions please call the church office, (515) 964.3038. We will be glad to answer questions and assist you.