Parish Finances

Parish Finances for the Year ended 30 June 2021

To read the Finance Committee Report 2020/21 FY: Click here

For a Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2020/21 FY: Click here

Parish Collections

The 1st Collection taken up at Mass is sent to the Clergy Remuneration and Retirement Fund to be used for the financial support of the Bishop and priests of the Diocese.

The 2nd Collection taken up at Mass is used to meet Parish running costs, maintenance of Church, Presbytery, offices, other buildings and grounds. It is also used to pay for all our ministries expenses and staff salaries and superannuation.

To support our Parish, contribution to the second collection can be done in various ways.  Directly on the plate during Mass or preferably to assist with planning for Parish needs, you can make regular contributions by joining our Planned Giving program.  

Planned Giving contributions via Credit Cards

To set up a regular contribution to our Second Collection Planned Giving, via Credit Cards,

please download Direct Credit request form.

 Credit card payments are processed once a month, on or after the 15th of each month.

Planned Giving via Envelopes

Please contact the Pastoral Centre to arrange a set of envelopes.

Please email completed forms to parishkccp@bbcatholic.org.au

Special Collections

Charitable Works Fund (CWF) Appeal

During the year there are three special appeals for charitable works.

This appeal is used to support the charitable activities of the Diocese, supporting:

  • CatholicCare's Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Catechists (through the Confraternity for Christian Doctrine)
  • St Lucy’s school which reaches out to children with disabilities
  • St Edmonds school for children with special needs, and
  • Ephpheta Centre which reaches out to deaf and hearing impaired communities

Donations to CWF are 100% tax deductible. 

Other special collections during the year include:

  • Annual Appeal for the Missions
  • Peter's Pence
  • Project Compassion Appeal during Lent for Caritas (the Catholic agency for overseas aid and development), and finally
  • Holy Places, a special collection taken up on Good Friday..

250 Club

The 250 Club is a great way to assist the Parish with special purchases and also to have a chance to win a monetary prize.   The winning number is taken from the first prize of the first $2 Jackpot Lottery drawn in the week. There is a weekly prize of $25 and $500 every five weeks if a parishioner holds the winning number.  The cost to join is $1 per week payable in advance. i.e. $20 per series.  

We have some 'number blocks' available at present which means that you could be the one missing out on a prize. Please phone the Pastoral Centre to join.

Parish Finance Committee

The state of the Parish finances is overseen by the Parish Finance Committee (PFC). Through the PFC the parishioners assist the Parish Priest in administering parish finances, in maintaining parish properties, in planning future capital works, in raising the necessary finances for the operation of the various parish services, and in establishing a framework for greater shared responsibility within parish life.

The Committee is also responsible for ensuring that a suitable annual report concerning parish finances is made available to all parishioners.

See links at top of this page to view the current Finance Committee Report and Statement of Income and Expenditure.

The Ku-ring-gai Parish Finance Committee currently comprises the following membership:

Parish Representatives:

  • Paul Dryden
  • Les Fogden
  • Peter D
  • Scott smith
  • Rey Hilario

Clergy:

  • Father Shaju John
  • Father Joy Thomas