God's people have always been characterized by giving, but the way they've given has changed over time. For example, people no longer bring goats, sheep, calves and grain to God as they did in the Old Testament. Giving money is simpler, cleaner and theologically sounder since Jesus has made the ultimate sacrifice. As the way that money is exchanged changes, we at St. Matthew Catholic Church are extending members a new way to offer their financial gifts to God.
Anyone who would like to give to St. Matthew's online is welcome to do so through our church website. The system makes it easy to quickly transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. One-time gifts and recurring withdrawals can both be set up, and gifts can be given either to the church's general fund or a specific church project.
At St. Matthew, we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check. For members who'd rather transfer money electronically, though, giving through the church website is an option.
Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At St. Matthew, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and give as God leads them. For those who prefer an online way to give, the church website now offers one. Feel free to set up an account and make an offering, or contact the church for help with giving through the site.
Electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.
Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.
Online Giving lets you at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.
To begin using the Online Giving, click the Weekly Offering link below. If you are doing this for the first time, please click the this "Create Profile" link after clicking on the "Weekly Offering" link. You will find this on the right of the page.
You can now make a contribution to St. Matthew Catholic Church with a quick text message. Simply send a text to 863-777-5671 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25
Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register.
Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email.
For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.
To direct your contribution to a specific fund all you need to do is include the fund key word after the dollar amount, eg.
- $25 offertory (for General Offertory)
- $ relief (for Disaster Relief)
- $ dr (for our Sister Diocese)
- $ OCA (Our Catholic Appeal)
- $ 2535 (Matthew 25:35)
- $ mission (Mission Meal)
- $ vincent (St. Vincent DePaul)
- $ cc (Catholic Charities)
- $ flowers (Church Flowers)
(type the word "funds" for a list of all funds)