What is WeShare? WeShare, LPi’s Online Giving Management System, allows St. Mary's parishioners to donate to our parish efficiently, effectively, and securely. It is an automated means for parishioners to support our church financially through one-time or recurring contributions, as well as a tool to manage all parishioner transactions (event tickets, fundraising collections, etc.).
What are the advantages of online giving using WeShare? It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church plan its budget and save money. Once you have created an account with WeShare, you will be easily able to donate to special collections or make payments for events.
Can I still donate using weekly envelopes? Although online giving replaces the need for weekly envelopes, donating through WeShare is not mandatory. We recognize that not all parishioners are comfortable using a computer or giving online. We are thankful to receive your contributions in the way you are most comfortable.
What if I feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket? WeShare provides a printable form that can be put into the collection basket that says, “We lovingly made our donation through WeShare.” Alternatively, you can also write “I gave electronically” on the envelope and place it in the collection basket as usual.
Which payment methods are accepted? We allow contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
How do I change my personal information (bank account number, mailing address, or donation amount) in WeShare? You can make these changes by clicking on the WeShare Login link on this page. You may then log into your WeShare account and make changes. You can plan your contributions for the entire year—or you can change your donation amount online whenever you like.
Do I receive a receipt for my donations? Yes, all contributors enrolled with WeShare can elect to receive receipts via e-mail.
Is WeShare safe? Yes. WeShare is certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider. WeShare implements the safest security standards for online transactions. No one in the parish has access to the credit card or bank account information that you provide WeShare.