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Make an Online Gift Using PushPay

St. John the Evangelist uses PushPay, which allows for a fast and simple giving experience from any device (phone, tablet, or computer). On a computer, get started at pushpay.com. On a mobile device, download the Pushpay app to make giving even easier. Simply text stjohnsp to 77977. You will receive a link to download the app.

There is no better investment in the world
than your local parish. It is where people meet
Jesus and lives are changed.

For Existing MyOwnGiving Users ONLY

If you have already been using online giving (through My Own Giving), once you set up your recurring gift in PushPay, don’t forget to cancel your gift in the old system by following these steps.

  • Click on the link below and log-in.
  • Choose “My Active Online Giving.”
  • For each gift, click on its name (or the pencil icon) to edit it, and in the lower right corner, select cancel gift.
  • You may also want to go into “My Payment Methods” and remove your saved credit card or bank account numbers.

If you are not signed up for My Online Giving but would like the convenience of an electronic offertory, please sign up for PushPay, our current online giving app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to use a church envelope for my offertory?

No! You can give in person during any weekend mass. No envelopes required – all checks will automatically be noted on your year-end giving statement.

In fact, it costs the parish about $1,000 every month to produce and mail the offertory envelopes to parishioners. That’s almost $12,000 a year that we could use for even better things at the parish. If you’ve already switched to electronic giving but are still receiving the paper envelopes just send an email to church@stjohnsp.org and let us know that you don’t need the paper envelopes any more. We’ll be happy to make the change.

If you haven’t switched to electronic giving yet, we can now post your offertory contributions without an actual offertory envelope. Even just a folded check in the offertory is enough for us to link your gift to your family record and envelope number, so that your gift is recorded the way it should be. If you’d like to give it a try just email church@stjohnsp.org and let us know that you don’t need the paper envelopes anymore and we’ll make the change.

Q. I use PushPay but I am still receiving paper envelopes in the mail. How do I cancel the envelopes?

Thank you! Paper envelopes cost us about $12,000 per year to print and mail to parishioners. If you’ve already switched to electronic giving but are still receiving the paper envelopes just send an email to church@stjohnsp.org and let us know that you don’t need the paper envelopes any more. We’ll be happy to make the change.

Q. Are there step-by-step instructions to set up electronic giving?

Yes!  Click here for Step-by-Step Instructions

Q. What is mobile sign in and why do I need to enter my phone number?

Mobile sign in streamlines your giving by allowing you to sign in with a security code. The way it works is simple. PushPay will text the security code to your mobile phone, or we can send it via voice call.

You no longer need to remember a password! The security code replaces the need to remember one. Managing your account and giving has never been so secure.

If you wish to sign in via email & password, you will need to create a password. This can be achieved by using the Set a new Password link. Please note, this only applies if you have already created an account.

Q. If I enter my credit card info, but later want to give from my bank account, can I change?
Yes, all you need to do is enter a new payment method.
Q. Is there a deadline to move my recurring gift from My Own Giving to PushPay?

We will have both PushPay and My Online Giving open for a while, to allow time for people to move their gifts. However, it is our hope to have all of our recurring gifts moved to PushPay by 2020, so we don’t have to maintain both systems indefinitely. We are happy to provide assistance if you have any difficulty with moving your gift to PushPay.

Q. How can I maximize my gift?

We pay the lowest transaction fees on electronic gifts from checking and savings accounts (rather than credit card). To maximize your gift, we encourage you to set up your PushPay giving from your bank account.

Q. What is the annual deadline for contributions?

Cash contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by December 31.

Q. Can I make a non-cash gift?

You can donate marketable securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. You can also give other non-cash gifts or include St. John the Evangelist in your estate planning.

Q. Do you accept estate gifts, such as gifts specified in a will?

Yes. Join our Legacy League by remembering St. John in your will and estate planning. Our corporate title is: St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, Roman Catholic Congregation, Inc.

Not From You, For You

When you give to your place of worship as an act of worship, joined with all that you have and all that you are, you are becoming more of the person God wants you to be. When you give, you are tangibly making a difference in someone’s life. Lives are restored and people come to meet Jesus and grow in relationship with him. There’s no better investment in the world than your local parish.