Automated Giving

St. Patrick’s offers parishioner’s a convenient way to contribute to our parish without cash, checks or envelopes. Through our automated giving program - Faith Direct - you can make your donations to St. Patrick’s electronically via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card. It is secure and reliable, and it benefits both you and our parish.

Your use of Faith Direct will help our parish save time, money, and resources.

How Faith Direct Benefits You

For you and your family, Faith Direct offers many benefits including:

  • Flexibility. You can choose the amount and timing of your contributions and indicate your preferred source for them. There is no cost to you to enroll. Donations may be adjusted or stopped at any time.
  • Convenience. Your contributions will be made automatically for you. You can easily manage your donations online or by telephone. Smart phone users can take advantage of the Faith Direct app.
  • Reliability. Electronic giving allows you to send your regular contributions – even when vacation or business takes you out of town, or an illness prevents you from attending Mass.

How Faith Direct Benefits our Parish

Choosing to give electronically helps St. Patrick’s in many ways:

  • It saves our parish considerable time and expense.
  • It gives us a better idea of the funds we will have coming in so we can make our ministries and programs as far-reaching and effective as possible.
  • It reduces the built-in waste of using traditional envelopes. Our parish mails out thousands of envelopes each month, most of which go unused and are thrown away – and every envelope, whether it’s used or not, means the destruction of trees and our natural resources. Through automated giving you will not only be helping to strengthen our Church – you’ll be helping to preserve the natural resources God has blessed us with!

What Will I Do When They Pass the Offertory Basket?

The offertory collection is an important part of our liturgy. For that reason Faith Direct offers personalized offertory cards to place in the collection basket as a visible sign of your support.

How Do I Sign Up?

Enrolling with Faith Direct is simple.  There are three easy ways to do so:

  1. Online:
    • Visit the Faith Direct website at
    • Click “Individuals”
    • Enter our church code “NY51” when prompted.
    • Follow the prompts to setup your account and designate your preferences.
  2. By Phone
: Call Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757. Provide them with your information and preferences and they will set everything up for you.
  3. By Mail: Stop by the rectory for a Faith Direct enrollment form. Fill out the form and return it to Faith Direct by mail. They will set your account up according to the preferences you indicate on the form.