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Automatic Online Giving is a convenient way to consistently contribute your offering to Holy Cross. With automated online giving, your offerings are made through a pre-authorized withdrawal from your checking or savings account, or now from your credit card. You determine the amount and the frequency of your gift—weekly, every two weeks, twice a month (1st & 15th) or monthly. Your offering is deposited into Holy Cross' account on the same day it is withdrawn from your account, at no cost to you.

For the past number of years, we have been using Simply Giving for automatic withdraws. We are now making the transition over to There are three significant differences between Simply Giving and The first, as mentioned above, is that allows offerings to be made from a credit card or a bank account. (There is a slightly higher fee for using a credit card.) The second difference is that with, you are in complete control of your automatic withdraws. Instead of completing and turning in a Simply Giving form, you set up your own account with and then manage your automated giving yourself. Third, offers you the opportunity to cover the transaction fees. charges Holy Cross a small fee for each transaction. (Simply Giving charged transaction fees as well.) The per transaction fees for are as follows:

  • from a bank account: .5% + 25¢
  • from a credit card: 2.4% + 25¢
  • from AMEX credit card - 3.5% + 25¢

By checking a box on the giving page, can see how much the fee for your transaction is and then decide if you want to add that amount to your donation.

If you are currently using Simply Giving, CLICK HERE to learn how to switch to

If you are not currently using Simply Giving, but would like to begin automated withdraws through, CLICK HERE.

Below please find some frequently asked questions and answers.

How does automatic online giving benefits me?
Automatic online giving is a safe, reliable way to put your stewardship plan into action. Because your offerings are given automatically, you won't need to play "catch-up" at year-end, worry about forgotten checkbooks or missed Sunday offerings, or have to mail your offering in while we are doing online worship.

What are the benefits to Holy Cross?
Automatic online giving provides steady, predictable revenues throughout the year, more efficient bookkeeping, and greater confidence in our ability to meet our financial commitments.

What is the minimum amount a person may have withdrawn for a contribution?

Can I temporarily stop offerings or change the amount that is being withdrawn?
Yes. You can suspend, change or stop withdrawals at any time by simply logging into your account and making the desired changes.