23 Jul 2020
Tapping into direct giving
The Southern Cross | July 23 2020
Not having any cash in your purse or wallet will no longer be an excuse for not contributing to collections during Mass, thanks to the introduction of direct giving via your mobile phone.
In response to a growing demand for cashless methods of donating, the Adelaide Archdiocese has upgraded its Find a Mass app to enable people to use their credit or debit card to make a one-off or recurring donation to the first, second and special collections.
After downloading or updating the Adelaide Archdiocese app, the user logs in once to the ‘Giving’ page and has their details saved, including the name of their parish, and can then make regular contributions to the first collection (for care of the clergy) and the second collection (for parishes or communities). Special collections are also listed as an option at relevant times throughout the year.
The Archdiocese of Adelaide Find a Mass app, which already has more than 4500 users, has been further enhanced to include daily readings, podcasts and videos as well as the existing events and The Southern Cross news sections.
Communications manager Jenny Brinkworth said the inclusion of the giving facility followed feedback from parishes and clergy that people were less likely to carry cash with them to Mass these days and alternative ways of contributing were needed.
She said many people were now accustomed to using their phones to make payments and this would only increase in coming years.