Back in February 2017, ParishPay was acquired by Liturgical Publications (LPi), a Catholic stewardship communication company that has assisted many churches throughout the country. (Learn more about them here.) Because of the acquisition, we will be transitioned to LPi’s electronic giving platform, WeShare. This transition will happen on Monday, October 9th.
I’m already donating through ParishPay, so what’s going to happen to my account? Do I need to input my info again or create a new account?
All ParishPay accounts will be transferred electronically following the strictest security protocol so there will not be a need to re-enter your info. Once the transition is complete, you will receive more information about how to login and manage your account on WeShare. If you want to make any changes to your account or adjust your giving amount, WeShare requires a one-time security verification to provide you access.
To successfully complete the verification process you will need:
And ONE of the following two options:
Once verification is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our new WeShare site. Please bookmark or save this link for future access.
I have never donated electronically through ParishPay before. Will donating through WeShare be any different?
The process for creating a new account and setting up a recurring or one-time donation should be more or less the same as ParishPay. LPi will also try to ensure that your recurring donations to us will continue to be received by us as usual during the transfer.
I have never donated electronically before. Why should I donate electronically?
We allow the option of electronic donations for the ease and convenience for our community, a majority of whom are students. Many of them do not bring cash to Mass or forget to do so, and asking students to remember to bring cash has not been effective. Therefore, we try to find ways to grow and evolve our approach in connecting with students and encourage them the importance of sustaining their faith community financially. You can read more about the benefits of donating electronically at the bottom of this page.
What’s going to happen in the meantime? Can I still donate through ParishPay?
Until our official transition to WeShare on October 9th, we are still using ParishPay as our electronic giving platform. As always, the UCC accepts online credit card donations as well as bank account transfers. By clicking the button below, you will be able to make a one time gift or financially support the Center on a monthly basis.
What if I have more questions about WeShare and the transition?
Just send them to us at email@example.com or call us at 310-208-5015, and we will forward them to our Engagement Manager at LPi. We are still learning about how WeShare works ourselves, so we appreciate your patience as we prepare for the transition later this year.