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Gesu Catholic School Students Raise $3,200 for Edwins!

The students at Gesu Catholic School in University Heights, OH, raised $3,200 for EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute as part of the Ohio Catholic FCU Challenge Grant Program. Students made and served Lenten soup lunches for their fundraising.

Ohio Catholic provided a $500 grant to the students and they were encouraged to use their gifts to double that gift for a recipient of their choice. Students presented a check to EDWINS and explained how they were able to fund raise! EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute said, “We were truly grateful to receive such a generous gift! Gesu Catholic School and Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union are great examples how passion and compassion make a tremendous difference!” Thank you to all the students who use God’s gifts for this great cause!

Important Remote Deposit Capture Update

Effective June 1, 2018, Ohio Catholic FCU will be requiring all checks deposited through the Ohio Catholic FCU mobile app to have the following endorsement on the back of the check:

– Member signature
– OCFCU – “For mobile deposit only”
– Account number (optional)

Checks that are deposited through the mobile app that are not properly endorsed with the above information will be rejected and the funds will not be deposited into your account. If a check is rejected due to improper endorsement, an Ohio Catholic FCU representative will call you to discuss proper endorsement and how to redeposit the check.

Students at St. Raphael School Raise over $4,000 for Blessing House

The students at St. Raphael School in Bay Village, OH, raised $4,143 for Blessing House as part of the Ohio Catholic FCU Challenge Grant Program. Led by the Student Council, students raised money by selling wristbands and hosting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Ohio Catholic provided a $500 grant to the students and they were encouraged to use their gifts to double that gift for a recipient of their choice. Students presented a check to Donna Humphrey, the business manager at Blessing House, and explained how they were able to more than quadruple the initial $500 grant. Thank you to all the students who use God’s gifts for this great cause!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio Catholic Mobile App Update

Ohio Catholic FCU members can now view their eStatements directly through the Ohio Catholic FCU Mobile Banking App! Simply click the eStatements tab on the main menu and you will be able to choose from monthly statements, importnant notices, tax statements, or helpful links.

Don’t have the Ohio Catholic FCU Mobile Banking App yet? No worries! Simply search “Ohio Catholic Mobile Banking” in the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android) and download today. Click here for more!

Ohio Catholic FCU Gives Back in 2017

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that the organization grew total assets for the sixth consecutive year.  As a result of our strong financial performance, we were able to donate over $180,000 back to the Catholic communities where our members live, work, and pray.
  • Provided $42,000 in Catholic school tuition scholarships to 120 students across Ohio.
  • Awarded $55,000 in grants to 21 different Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Cleveland.
  • Continued the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program based on the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).
  • Evangelized to more than 2,000 Catholic school students and faculty members through the Catholic School Speaker Series.
  • Provided financial literacy lessons for students in Catholic grade schools and high schools, as well as clients of the West Side Catholic Center.
  • Partnered with Boys Hope Girls Hope to support the 5th Annual Christmas Party for students and staff.
  • Partnered with members to raise over $2,600 for Womankind’s Baby Bottle Campaign.
  • Provided a $500 monetary donation as well as hundreds of non-perishable food items generously  donated by employees and members to Seton Safety Net at Light of Hearts Villa.
  • Partnered with St. Monica Parish to sponsor a community Thanksgiving meal that took place at St. Benedict School in Garfield Heights.
  • Awarded the 2017 Jimmy Davis Heart for Service Award from Blessing House in Lorain County for the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program.

                  

Ohio Catholic FCU Co-Hosts Boys Hope Girls Hope Christmas Party

On Tuesday, December 5, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union co-hosted a Christmas party with Boys Hope Girls Hope in Garfield Heights. Several Ohio Catholic employees worked with the high school sophomores in finding Christmas gifts to purchase on Amazon for a person who plays a significant role in their life. OCFCU provided each student with $50 to buy these meaningful gifts. Everyone enjoyed a nice Christmas meal of pizza, salad, cheesy bread and delicious cupcakes while many smiles were shared throughout the night.

St. Monica Parish and Ohio Catholic FCU Partner to Serve Community Thanksgiving Meal

Ohio Catholic FCU and St. Monica Parish combined efforts to coordinate a Community Meal on Thanksgiving Day, with the food generously provided by St. Augustine Hunger Center.  Guests feasted on a Thanksgiving meal consisting of turkey, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, salad, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie.

In addition to an outstanding meal, guests and volunteers had the opportunity to share in the company of one another and come together to give thanks for all of God’s blessings.  More than 200 meals were served between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. thanks to the efforts of all of the volunteers.

Ohio Catholic FCU Recognized For Philanthropic Efforts

On Saturday, November 11, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union was honored to receive the Jimmy Davis Heart for Service Award from Blessing House in Lorain County for its Catholic School Challenge Grant Program.  Blessing House also recognized Holy Trinity School in Avon, St. Jude School in Elyria, and St. Benedict School in Garfield Heights, all of whom took part in the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program.

As part of the program, each school was given $500 in seed money and challenged to multiply this gift from God in accordance with the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30).  The three schools combined to raise more than $7,000 for Blessing House.  Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for the children and support for the families.

Executive Director Sr. Mary Berigan noted that while she greatly appreciated the monetary gift, she was also thankful that students across the Diocese of Cleveland were able to participate in a program designed to teach them use the gifts given to them by God to help those in need.