The collections made in the parish are:
- Envelope Collection (Family Offering) made during Mass
- Offertory Collection made during Mass
- Share Collection made during Mass
- Christmas and Easter Dues and November Dead List
1. Envelope Collection
Each family in the Parish is asked to take a box of envelopes each year and on a weekly basis place an offering in the envelope and place the envelope in the collection bags during Mass. This money is used to meet the running expenses of the parish, e.g. lighting, heating, etc. It is also used to maintain and repair the Churches and Parish houses. Employees’ wages are also paid from this fund. These are the ONLY monies available to the Parish to finance this expenditure.
If you would like to obtain a box of envelopes please leave your name and address into the Sacristy or Parish Office. Payment may also be made by Direct Debit Forms are available from Parish Office.
2. Common Fund Collection; Christmas & Easter Dues
This is the 1st collection taken up at Masses on Sunday and Holydays. Christmas and Easter Dues are collected by means of an envelope, which is placed in a special box at the altar rails. These collections are centralised and go to make up the wages of priests working in the diocese. Pensions of retired priests and those no longer able to work due to illness are also paid from this fund.
3. Share Collection
This is normally the 2nd collection taken up at Masses on Sundays and Holydays. This collection is also centralised and goes to the Diocesan central office. The monies are used to assist parishes in the building and maintenance of Churches and other parish property where a parish cannot afford the outlay from it’s own resources.
4. Other Special Collections
The Share Collection is sometimes replaced by “Special Collections”. The proceeds are forwarded directly to the specific charity. These Special Collections are for Peter’s Pence (the Pope’s Charities), Crosscare, Missions, Training of Students for the Priesthood, Catholic Youth Care. Accord, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.