The primary way that parishioners support the parish is through the Family Offering Collection. People contribute to this through the weekly/monthly envelope, through a standing order or through a cheque payment to the parish. This is the only collection that stays in the parish. The two collections at Sunday Mass go to the Diocese, as do the Christmas and Easter Dues. The first collection and the Christmas and Easter dues to the central fund of the Diocese from which the salaries of priests are paid. The second collection goes to Share, the Diocesan Development Fund which provides pastoral services to parishes and also supports poorer parishes in the Diocese.
If any parishioner pays €250 or more through the Family Offering Collection or through the Christmas and Easter Dues, the parish will receive tax relief on those donations. This is a significant annual source of income for the parish.
Some people may wish to give to the parish in other ways than financial. The Holy Spirit has gifted all the baptized in very personal ways for the service of the whole faith community.
You may have some personal gift you could make available to the parish community. One of the most precious gifts we can give is the gift of our time. There are a great variety of ministry groups which you will see if you click here or you scroll down the menu for Parish Groups. Reading them, you might feel drawn to one or other of them.
If you prefer to support the parish financially, see below some information on how you can do this. Thank you.
Offerings By Standing Order
Please click on the pdf link below to download and print the standing order form. This form must be returned to THE PARISH OFFICE and not directly to your bank.
Standing Order PDF file
Offerings By Weekly/Monthly Envelope
The weekly and monthly offering envelopes can be obtained in the Parish Office.
Offerings by Cheque
Cheques should be made payable to St John the Baptist Church. Please make sure to include your name and address with your offering.
For more information or if you have any query, please contact the Parish Office.