JOIN WeShare Online
For almost 15 years, St. Augustine has been using an Online Giving Program that makes it easier for parishioners to support our parish. It is called WeShare and was formerly known as ParishPay. Some of the benefits to the parishioner are that contributions are automatic and you can contribute even if you are unable to attend Mass and or are away. Your contribution amount can be easily and securely adjusted at any time. There is no cost to the parishioner and you can view your account securely online at any time.
How To Create Your Online Giving Account
To sign up for automatic monthly or weekly giving using your checking, savings, or credit card/debit card, please click HERE. You can also elect automatic Christmas and Easter donations as well as second collection donations. Please call the Rectory, 914-834-1220, with any questions.
Parishioner’s Guide to WeShare: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an Automated Giving Program?
A. It is an automated means to financially support St. Augustine’s through weekly or monthly contributions from your checking, savings, or credit/debit card account. There is NO cost to participate in the program.
Q. Can I adjust my contribution amount?
A. Yes, contributions can be easily adjusted online by logging into your account or calling WeShare at 800-950-9852 ext 2544 or contact the rectory, 914-834-1220. When you join WeShare you will be asked to establish a unique and secure user name and password which you will use to access your account. Changes can then be made at any time by you.
Q. How Does It Relate to the Use of the Weekly Envelopes?
A. If you choose to participate in the Automated Giving Program, then it replaces the use of weekly envelopes.
Q. What happens with parishioners who feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A. If you wish, you can use your regular collection envelope and just mark WeShare on the front and drop it in the collection basket. Donation slips are also available on the WeShare website as well as at the entrances to the church.
Q. Can I contribute to Christmas and Easter as well as special collections?
A. All automated giving participants have the opportunity to contribute to the annual Christmas and Easter collections. Second collections are also included in the program and can be made through WeShare
Q. Which payment methods are accepted?
A. Automated transfers from your checking, savings, or credit/debit card such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover may be used to make weekly or monthly contributions, one-time gifts, and pledge payments.
Q. Does the parishioner receive receipts for tax purposes?
A. Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can print out an annual receipt directly from the website every January, which they can use as documentation for the IRS.
Q. Can I donate a one-time gift or pledge for a specific term?
A. Yes, one time gifts are graciously accepted. Participants can also arrange for a specific amount to be paid over a number of months.
Q. Can a person sign up for automatic contributions even if he is not already registered with that parish or residing within the parish boundaries?
A. Yes. All stewards are encouraged to enroll.