How to Get Started
It’s important your parishioners feel comfortable giving online. Some may be reluctant to make their financial contributions online because they want to participate in the offertory collection at Mass. What a gift! Visibly taking part in the liturgy in this way is a beautiful sign of community, a witness of God’s provision, and can be an important stewardship lesson for children. ParishSOFT Giving affirms offertory participation, and provides the opportunity to deepen commitment to the parish community and universal Church with modern conveniences for parishioners and time-saving functionality for parish staff.
Honor the desire to participate in the liturgy by providing ParishSOFT Giving offertory cards at the back of the church prior to Mass. ParishSOFT Giving offertory cards are for those parishioners who give online, but still want to be able to participate in the liturgy by placing something in the collection basket. These offertory cards can be personalized with the name of your parish and your parish website address. We have several designs to pick from, or you can use these templates to create your own.
Download a printable version of the template usage tips to help you get started.
Word templates are available in portrait and landscape formats. Select the design you wish to use from the options below. Download the ZIP folder of templates in your preferred design, and open it on your computer. Within the folder of templates that you download, there are templates that are marked with “no bleeds” and others “with bleeds.”
Please use a template that ends in “no bleeds,” which notes that the template does not have printer’s bleeds (an extra edge around the entire layout used for some printing jobs). Only use template with “with bleeds” if requested by the company printing your offertory cards. Make any changes you would like within your preferred Word template, and save your edited Word document. Next, save your file as a PDF and use this PDF file to have your offertory cards printed.
Dark Nature Offertory Templates
Dark Nature Offertory Template – Landscape/Horizontal
|Dark Nature Offertory Template – Portrait/Vertical|
Download the Offertory Card Template – Dark Nature
Purple & Blue Offertory Templates
Purple & Blue Offertory Template – Landscape/Horizontal
|Purple & Blue Offertory Template – Portrait/Vertical|
Simple Offertory Templates
Simple Offertory Template – Landscape/Horizontal
|Simple Offertory Template – Portrait/Vertical|
Offertory Card Wording Options
While the templates we have provided as a good start and provide sample wording if you wish to change the wording you are welcome to do so. Here are four possible wording options you can consider.
I support ministry at St. Michael’s Catholic Church by giving electronically. I honor the Lord by placing this card in the offering today.
Interested in giving online? Visit [parishwebsite.com] to get started or call the parish office!
As an act of worship and a prayer that all may know the Lord, I support our parish and diocese by giving online.
I place this card in the collection basket to join in thanking God.
Offering my treasure as worship, with prayers that all may know the Lord through the ministry, programs, and services of Saint Michael’s and the diocese. I support our mission by giving online.
You are welcome to place this card in the basket as a sign of your online offering.
Supporting our mission to love, minister, and bring all to Christ, I partner with our parish and diocese by giving online.
I place this card in the collection basket today as a sign of my participation.
Offertory Card Printing
ParishSOFT does not have any internal services that can be used for printing your giving offertory cards. We welcome you to select whichever printing company best meets your parish’s needs, there is a large selection of companies available.
Some parishes choose to have plain cards printed while others prefer that the cards be laminated. Please choose the option that works best for your parish. However, if you specifically would like laminated offertory cards, we provide two options below. Please note that ParishSOFT has no affiliation with either of these companies. Please contact your printing vendor directly to place an order, to discuss any issues related to ordering or order tracking.
- 4Over4.com – Silk Laminated Offertory Cards
The company 4Over4.com offers silk laminated offertory cards (business cards) and convenient online ordering. Contact them directly to learn more.
- PrimoPrint.com – Silk Laminated Offertory Cards
The company PrimoPrint.com also offers silk laminated offertory cards (business cards) and convenient online ordering. Contact them directly to learn more.