The Faith Direct program gives you a convenient way to support St. Mary Magdalene Parish by electing to use direct debit like most of us do for other payments or charitable giving. It also gives you the opportunity to support our parish even if you are absent from Mass for travel or illness. And it addresses the situation I know many families face on their way to Mass: Where did I put my envelopes?!
Faith Direct is a highly respected and secure company that is leading the way for parishioners to support their parishes through electronic means. With Faith Direct, our parish will gain predictable cash flow that will help us with planning our parish needs and programs. As Christian stewards, it will give you the opportunity to better plan your finances when supporting our church.
How does it work? The folks at Faith Direct have made it very simple and will handle the entire process for our parish:
1. You may complete an enrollment form and simply return the form to Faith Direct headquarters, along with a cancelled check if you have selected checking debit, or complete the credit card information. To enroll by mail, you can request an enrollment form by contacting Faith Direct via e-mail, phone or by picking up an enrollment form from your church office. Please return completed enrollment forms to our enrollment post office box:
Faith Direct, Inc. Attn: Enrollment
P.O. Box 7101
Merrifield, VA 22116-7101
2. You may click on the button below for a direct link to the enrollment form, or visit www.faithdirect.net and use our specific parish code – CA600 – both options provide secure online enrollment.
There is no cost to you as a parishioner to enroll. Following the month in which you are enrolled, Faith Direct will begin debiting your specified account on the 4th of every month (or the next business day) for your offertory and/or second collections. You will receive confirmation on your bank or credit card statement, “offertory cards” to demonstrate your parish support, and you can set up access to your own individual account online.
I find Faith Direct a “win-win” for both parishioners and our parish and have enrolled myself. I strongly encourage you to give the program your consideration. I am grateful for your financial and prayerful support of our parish. I am available to answer any questions you might have.
For more information about the Faith Direct Program, please visit http://www.faithdirect.net. The SMM Church Code for enrollment is CA600.