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eGiving with Faith Direct

This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.

Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.

Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is PA647.

God Bless You!

Msgr. Gerald T. Ritchie

For more information about how the program works please continue reading.


We are introducing an exciting program that gives you a new way to support our parish: "eGiving" through Faith Direct.

The Faith Direct program gives you:

  • A convenient and consistent way to support Our Lady of Mercy by electing to use direct debit from your bank or credit card account.
  • The opportunity to support our parish even if you are absent from Mass for travel or illness.
  • A solution to a situation I know many families face on their way to Mass: where did I put my envelopes?!

With the support of the parish finance council, we have selected the Faith Direct program for many reasons, including:

  • For 10 years, Faith Direct has worked with hundreds of Catholic parishes throughout the United States and is recognized as the leading eGiving program.
  • Faith Direct provides the critical third party security needed for this new way of parish support: this limits the liability for our parish and keeps your information in secure hands.

How does it work?

  • You can visit faithdirect.net and enroll securely online
  • For those of you who would not be comfortable going online, you can still enroll in this program by completing an enrollment form (Available in the parish office or Here)
  • You can elect to have your specified bank or credit card account debited on either the 4th or 15th of the month for both offertory and any second collections you support.
  • Parishioners can elect to receive "offertory cards" in lieu of envelopes to be placed in the collection basket.

A few other considerations:

  • Many of you have requested we put this type of program in place: I have complete confidence in Faith Direct and will be enrolling myself.

  • As a parish, we can collectively go "green" by eliminating the many wasteful envelopes that go unused.

  • There is no charge to parishioners for enrolling. In fact, every family signing up with Faith Direct means one less package of envelopes to print and mail out - and that will mean savings for Our Lady of Mercy, which we can use to further expand our ministries throughout our community.

  • We consider Faith Direct to be a "win-win" program for both parishioners and our parish. I strongly encourage you to enroll in this program today. I am grateful for your financial and prayerful support of our parish.

Link to Frequently Asked Questions