Pre-Authorized Giving (P.A.G.) Plan

What is the Pre-Authorized Giving Plan?

The Archdiocese of Toronto has established a Pre-Authorized Giving Plan to assist you in your support of the work of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine through your regular parish offerings. (This does not include ShareLife, Easter, Christmas or other special collections.)

The work of our parish is made possible through the giving hearts of our parishioners. In response to changing lifestyles and demands on time and energy, the Archdiocese of Toronto seeks, through Pre-Authorized Giving to assist you in your giving.

Pre-Authorized Giving may be a good choice for you, and it is a very simple procedure.

When you participate in Pre-Authorized Giving, your offering will be withdrawn from your account on the 20th day of the month and deposited to the Parish account.

Why should I participate?

Advantages for the donor:

  • Convenience. Your offering is received automatically every month.
  • Continual support of your parish when you are away.
  • Direct debit amount can be changed or cancelled at any time.

Advantages for the Parish:

  • Regular, dependable flow of contributions to the parish.
  • Reduction of paperwork and bookkeeping.

How do I enroll?

This is how you make your gift through the Pre-Authorized Giving Plan:

  • Decide the amount of your gift to our Parish to be withdrawn from your account each month.
  • Fill out the form in this brochure and attach a cheque from your account marked “void”.
  • Put the form and void cheque in a sealed envelope, and place it in the collection basket OR mail it to the Parish Office, Attn: Office Manager OR give it to the custodian.
  • Forms received by the 12th of the month will begin the program in the same month.

Who looks after the plan?

The Office of the Stewardship and Development of the Archdiocese of Toronto administers the Pre-Authorized Giving Plan for the parish. Please note that our parish office will issue tax receipt for all offertory gifts.

How will pre-authorized giving replace my current giving?

You will still need your box of regular offertory envelopes to cover Christmas, Easter and Special Collections.

If you wish to deposit your weekly envelopes in the collection basket, simply put ‘P.A.G’ (Pre-Authorized Giving) in the “Amount $______” space on the envelope. See example below.

Envelope

Why Direct Debit?

We are implementing this Pre-Authorization Giving Plan at the request of several of our Parishioners who use it elsewhere, and who find it meets their needs and lifestyle. This plan is not for everyone, but we want to make it available to those who would use it.

We respect that giving is a very personal thing, but we hope that through the implementation of this plan, and the convenience and efficiency that it brings will encourage our parishioners to support it. We look forward to your participation, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office.

Cancellation of P.A.G. agreement

You may stop PAG at any time by simply writing a letter with 30 days notice to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. If you would prefer to use a standardized cancellation form instead of writing a letter and your parish does not have one on hand (or for more information on your right to cancel your PAG agreement) please contact your financial institution or visit http://www.cdnpay.ca

If withdrawal is not consistent with this PAG agreement, you have the right to receive reimbursement. For more information on all your recourse rights, please contact your financial institution or visit http://www.cdnpay.ca

Confidentiality & Security

We are committed to keeping your personal information confidential and secure, and have taken measures to protect the security of your personal information. To guarantee security and confidentiality, please make certain that you place your enrolment form and void cheque in a sealed envelope and either place it in the collection basket or mail it to the Parish Office, Attn: Office Manager.