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Ohio Catholic FCU Once Again Sponsoring AM 1260 The Rock Catholic H.S. Player of the Game

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union has once again partnered with AM 1260 The Rock for the upcoming high school football season. As part of AM 1260 The Rock’s Catholic High School Game of the Week programming, Ohio Catholic FCU will be the official sponsor of the Ohio Catholic FCU IMPACT Player of the Game award presented to a student-athlete each game. The student-athlete who earns the honor will receive an IMPACT Player of the Game t-shirt and Ohio Catholic FCU will make a $250 donation to the school in the student-athlete’s name.

During the course of the season, Ohio Catholic FCU has committed to contributing more than $3,000 to different Catholic high schools in the Northeast Ohio area. Tune in to AM 1260 The Rock next Thursday, August 23, at 7 p.m. as Lake Catholic High School hosts Stow at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium in the first Catholic High School Game of the Week!

Ohio Catholic FCU – A Proud Sponsor of The FEST

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union proudly served as a sponsor of The FEST at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, Ohio, on Sunday, August 5. The FEST is a one-day family festival sponsored by the Diocese of Cleveland. It is designed to bring tens of thousands of Christians together for a day of fun, praise, and worship – for FREE.

In addition to providing financial support for The FEST, Ohio Catholic FCU also offered attendees the opportunity to enter a scholarship raffle for Catholic school tuition. By the end of the day, more than 100 students from 28 different Catholic grade schools and high schools entered to win one of two $250 scholarships. Ohio Catholic FCU has now awarded more than $40,000 in Catholic school tuition scholarships, as well as $68,000 in Catholic school grants in 2018.

Attendees young and old also flocked to the Ohio Catholic FCU booth to participate in our Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Challenge. We invited attendees to pick an ARK Card out of a bag and asked them to commit to that ARK while at The FEST by signing our ARK poster. Every hour on the hour, one person who committed to the ARK Challenge was awarded a $50 Visa gift card. The ARK garnered over 200 signatures, including Bishop Nelson Perez’s autograph, throughout the day.

The FEST always features the most popular contemporary Christian musicians, and this year was no exception as the concert included We Are Messengers, Mandisa, Big Daddy Weave, and Toby Mac. The FEST ended with an outdoor Catholic mass at 8:00 p.m. followed by an amazing fireworks display. Mark your calendars now and be sure to join Ohio Catholic FCU at The FEST next year on August 4, 2019.

(Photo of Bishop Perez courtesy of the Diocese of Cleveland and Jeff Stutzman)

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Announces School Supply Drive

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the annual school supply drive to benefit underprivileged children attending local Catholic schools is back this month.  Simply stop by any one of Ohio Catholic’s four branches (Akron, Garfield Heights, Macedonia, or North Royalton) to drop off new school supplies any time during the month of August.  The items most needed include notebook paper, folders, glue sticks, pens, pencils, crayons, magic markers, calculators, and protractors.

Your donation helps to ensure that every student has the most basic supplies needed to start the school year off right.  Monetary donations will also be accepted and are greatly appreciated.

Ohio Catholic FCU is also offering 0.25%* off your approved rate on an auto loan when you bring in 5 or more school supplies! Complete details here.

About Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union

Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is the largest faith-based, full-service credit union in Ohio and the fourth largest in the nation. For over 60 years, we’ve helped members achieve their financial goals. As a non-profit organization, Ohio Catholic is committed to serving the needs of the Catholic community; the place where our members work, live, and pray. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiocatholicfcu.com.

Important System Updates Coming This Weekend

Ohio Catholic FCU has scheduled annual updates to our system for Sunday, July 22, at midnight that will last approximately eight hours. These updates are essential to continually provide our members the best available technology.

During the system updates, Ohio Catholic FCU online banking, the Ohio Catholic FCU mobile app, and audio banking will be unavailable.  Additionally, our ATM network will be placed in stand-in mode.  While in stand-in mode, members can only withdraw up to $210 and the point of sale transaction limit is $400. Please be advised that the TOTAL amount a member can use on their debit card during this time is $400. As an example, if a member withdraws $220 from the ATM, then only $190 would be available for any point-of-sale transactions. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation during these system updates. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (888) 696-4462.

Ohio Catholic FCU Sponsors Catholic School Challenge Grant Program

During the 2017-18 school year, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) partnered with eight Catholic elementary schools across the Diocese of Cleveland for the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program. Participating schools agreed to have the students listen to a presentation on The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), which served as the basis for the grant program. At the end of the presentation, students were presented with $500 from OCFCU with the following parameters:

  • The students must agree to develop a plan to use their God-given gifts and talents to multiply this gift from God.
  • The students needed to select a non-profit organization to receive all of the proceeds from the Catholic School Challenge Grant.
  • The students needed to present their results back to OCFCU and demonstrate they had been g
    ood stewards of the money.

Collectively, the eight schools turned the initial $4,000 grant awards into $21,160.14 in donations for local non-profit organizations. In The Parable of the Talents, the good and faithful servants doubled their master’s talents. The schools and students participating in the program multiplied the amount they were originally given fivefold.

The response to the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program from teachers, administrators, students, and participating non-profit organizations has been overwhelming and Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union has committed to continue the program for a third straight year with ten Catholic schools in the fall of 2018.

 

 

 

 

ATM Security Upgrades at the Garfield Heights and Macedonia Branches

Ohio Catholic FCU has upgraded the ATM stations at the Garfield Heights and Macedonia branches. The new machines have security enhancements and help protect from card skimming. When using the new ATMs, you will be  required to insert your card long edge first, making it impossible for skimmers to capture the card’s information. Additionally, the ATM features a moving rather than stationary read head, eliminating a fundamental
weakness that all skimmers attack. If you have any questions while using the ATMs, do not hesitate to step inside and ask an OCFCU representative for assistance.

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!