Make a Donation or make a payment towards your Stewardship Pledge
With PayPal you can make a donate to the Cathedral or make a payment to your Stewardship Pledge using credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts or a PayPal account. You don't need to sign-up for a PayPal account to do this using a credit card. PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is not shared with anyone at The Cathedral. Once your payment is complete, you will be e-mailed a receipt for this transaction. All PayPal donations are a one-time transaction only. For Donations which require you to provide information such as names & dates, the opportunity to enter such info is provided on the page where you confirm the donation. Otherwise, please call us at 516-483-5700 after you donate online and speak to someone in the Office or the Stewardship Secretary.
How does the church process online donations or online payments?
The Cathedral of St Paul uses PayPal to process credit card and direct withdrawal donations and payments. PayPal handles all of the security necessary for processing the transaction and then transfers the money into the church bank account. The church receives an instant notification about the donation/payment. Our bookkeeper is able to enter donations into the normal giving record just like donations given on Sunday mornings.
How secure is online giving/payments?
PayPal is a secure way to make a payment with your credit card or bank account information because this information is only processed on PayPal's secure system. The church never sees or has access to your credit card or bank account information. You can see more information about PayPal security here.
Will the information I provide be kept private?
We take your privacy very seriously. When you make a donation/payment, the bookkeeper receives an email with your name, the amount of your donation/payment, email address, and mailing address. The mailing address is used to send regular giving records for donations.
How can I donate or pay from my bank account instead of a credit card?
The easiest way to donate or pay straight from your bank account rather than a credit card is to use your bank's online bill payment system through your bank's website. If this is not a possibility for you then you will have to have a PayPal account that is linked to your bank account in order to use this feature.
Do I need my own PayPal account?
There is no need for a PayPal account if you wish to make a one-time donation or single payment using your credit card. You will need a PayPal account to make a recurring donation or to make a donation or payment directly from your bank account. If you do not already have a PayPal account and use the recurring donation option, then you will be promted to set up a PayPal account during the process.
Is there any charge or fee to me for this service?
No. You select the dollar amount for your gift or payment. That is the dollar amount that will be charged and your entire donation is tax deductible. The church pays a nominal fee to PayPal for the convenience and security of the service.