Donations

While our parish and the Diocese of Norwich continue to try and keep all parishioners updated on the changes in our Catholic Community during this time, we are also seeking your assistance.

Many churches are having an especially difficult time coping with Coronavirus for a number of reasons.  In addition to offering spiritual guidance and education on a many levels; we have numerous monthly operating expenses that are covered through our weekly offertory.  We prayerfully ask that all parishioners continue to tithe during these difficult times in order to maintain the daily operations of the parish.  Without your support and weekly offering we will not be able to maintain expenses.  Donations may be mailed to the office at any time, or for your convenience we also accept online donations.

You will all continue to be in our prayers especially during this time of uncertainty.  May we pray in hope that all of us may be safe and healthy during this pandemic.

 

Church mailing address:

St. Paul Church

170 Rope Ferry Rd.

Waterford, CT 06385

 

2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Update

While we were not able to conduct our video /in pew 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family” weekend, we are still very much in need of your support. Please go to our website, www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org to watch our video to see some of our ministries’ good works. You may also make your gift/pledge online on our website as well. If you have not returned your ACA envelope, please do so at your earliest convenience. Now, more than ever, our diocesan ministries need your help to support those of our brothers and sisters who are suffering physically, spiritually, and emotionally from this pandemic. Thank you and God Bless You.

 

Donate Online!

St. Paul Church has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes.

You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:

1. Click on the Online Giving link below.
2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
3. Enter your payment information.

That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.

Online Giving Using WeShare

Frequently Asked Questions

What is WeShare?

WeShare is an online giving management system, which allows our parishioners to manage their donations to our parish efficiently, effectively, and securely. It is an automated means for our parishioners to support us financially through one-time or recurring contributions, as well as a tool to manage all their transactions (special event tickets, fundraising collections, etc.).

Is on-line giving really necessary?

Although the offertory basket will continue, it is important that as a parish we prepare for the future, as well as, accommodate those parishioners who pay the majority of their bills already from the convenience of their home computer. Many of our younger parishioners do not even have a check book. In an era of growing online banking, as a church we don’t want to be left behind by people who don’t use checks.

Can I still donate using weekly envelopes?

Absolutely! Although online giving replaces the need for weekly envelopes, donating through WeShare is not mandatory. We understand that not all parishioners are comfortable using a computer. We are thankful to receive your contributions anyway you want to give them to us.

What if I feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?

Don’t worry! WeShare provides a printable form that you can drop into the collection basket that says, “We lovingly made our donation through WeShare.”

How do I change my personal information such as my bank account number, mailing address, or donation amount?

You can make these changes by yourself by visiting our parish website and clicking on the WeShare link, or by calling the parish office at (860) 443-5587. You can plan your contributions for the entire year—or you can change you donation amount online whenever you like.

Which payment methods are accepted?

We allow contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.​

Do I receive a receipt for my donations?

Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can elect to receive receipts via e-mail.

I need help getting started?

Not a problem!  Call the parish office at (860) 443-5587 or stop by and we will assist you.

Is WeShare safe?

Yes.  WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider. WeShare implements the safest security standards for online transactions. No one in the parish has access to the credit card or bank account information that you provide WeShare.