Parish Finance and Administration

The finances and the property of our two communities are overseen by the Finance Committee which comprises the Parish Priest as President, a Chairperson, and a number of parishioners representing each of our two communities. The Finance Committee meets six times each year.

The role of the Finance Committee is to ensure that the parish has sufficient income, to approve expenditure, to prepare and monitor the annual budget, and to look to the maintenance and repair needs of the parish property. The Finance Committee is also responsible for ensuring that the annual financial report which is sent to the Diocesan Office and also for preparing the report which is presented to the parish.

Our principal source of income comes from the contributions made by members of the parish via the Sunday collection. Our financial needs are substantial since our expenditure must cover the following areas:

  • the employment of our Parish Staff - Parish Secretary, Pastoral Care Assistant, Sacramental Programme Coordinators and Youth Ministry Coordinator - who all do so much to keep our communities as vital as they are.
  • the financing of our various parish ministries, activities and programmes - which you will see are many and various if you click on the link 'Activities'
  • the normal operating costs that come with the operating of two church centres - office expenses, maintenance of our computer network, telecommunications, insurance, etc
  • the very substantial area of repairs and maintenance of our buildings and grounds (the Finance Committee has a standing Maintenance Sub-Committee which oversees this important area of parish responsibility)

In order to address these many needs of our two communities we need your financial support. We ask all members of our community to contribute to the Second Collection in one of the following ways:

  • Weekly Envelopes: which are placed in the collection bowl each weekend during Mass.
  • Periodical Contributions: in which a reminder letter can be sent to you by the Parish Office on a quarterly, half-yearly or yearly basis should you prefer to make a contribution according to these time periods. Credit card facilities are available should you wish to use them with this option (the periodical reminder letter contains a form which you can complete, giving your credit card details and the amount you wish to contribute).
  • Monthly Debit to Credit Card: the Parish Office can make a charge to your nominated credit card on a monthly basis according to a signed authority, offering a ‘set and forget’ option for those who would like to set up a regular system for their contributions rather than having to complete an authorisation on each occasion. Of course you can withdraw your authorisation for these contributions at any time.
  • Monthly Debit to your Bank Account: the Parish Office can debit your nominated bank account on a monthly basis (on the second Monday of each month) according to a signed authority, offering a ‘set and forget’ option for those who would like to set up a regular system for their contributions rather than having to complete an authorisation on each occasion. Of course you can withdraw your authorisation for these contributions at any time.

If you would like to assist the pastoral work of the Parish financially and are not yet a member of the Parish Giving Programme, or if you would like to change the method by which you make your contributions, please click the link below and complete the form which can then be returned or faxed to the appropriate Parish Office.