Screenshot from the report on AdelaideNow
CATH NEWS REPORT: The Church in Adelaide is setting up a site for online donations to Catholic charities, as more people tap into cyberspace and churches move to reach them, Adelaide Catholic Archdiocese Catholic Charities chairwoman Cathy Whewell said in a report on AdelaideNow from the Advertiser."We live in an electronic world and the church's move to online donations reflects that," she said. "People have always supported the disadvantaged and those in need and online donation will provide people with another option to do just that."Ms Whewell said welfare agencies provided critical care for people, including domestic violence victims, the homeless, and mentally or physically impaired children.
She said donations from service collections supported diocesan priests and individual parishes to maintain and run parishes and churches.
Uniting Church general resources manager Barry Atwell said: "It's simpler for people who are time-poor, reduces cash counting and related security issues and means that planning church finances for the future is made simpler.
Paradise Community Church senior minister Ashley Evans said the church still used the passing of the donation bowl, but found more people wanted to donate electronically