Further below you'll find information on our two collections, the expenditure they provide for, and different ways that you are able to contribute. But firstly we provide you with the report for the past Financial Year for the operational income and expenditure of the parish (which is provided for from the Second Collection):
Click here for the Parish Financial Report for the 2017-18 Financial Year
Click here for the Parish Financial Report for the 2016-17 Financial Year
Click here for the Parish Financial Report 2015-16 Financial Year
Click here for the Parish Financial Report for the 2014-15 Financial Year
Click here for Parish Financial Report for the 2013-14 Financial Year
Click here for the Parish Maintenance Plan
First and Second Collections - What's the Difference?
Each weekend at Mass the collections take place in our parish, one immediately after the other, at the end of the Prayers of the Faithful. Firstly a wooden bowl is passed around - this is the First Collection; it is immediately followed by a wicker basket for the Second Collection.
The First Collection provides, in the first place, for the priests of the parish: their monthly stipend, household food expenses, household electricity and cleaning expenses. This collection also contributes to a central fund which provides for the health care of priests and for the care and upkeep of retired priests.
The Second Collection provides the income for all the running expenses of the parish - staff employment, insurance, maintenance, maintaining and operating the Parish Office, liturgical supplies, water, waste collection, and most importantly - parish ministries and services.
Ways to Contribute
In the next section we explain how you can contribute to each of these two vital collections:
There are two ways that you can contribute to this fund: either via your weekly cash contribution on the First Collection bowl or via an authorised periodical contribution via your credit card.
To apply for this second option please download the form at the link below and return it to the Parish Office either in person, by mail (PO Box 22 Lindfield NSW 2070), by fax (02 9416 3913) or by scanning it and emailing it to email@example.com
Download: Application form to contribute via Credit Card
There are several ways that you can contribute to this collection:
1. Cash donations on the Second Collection basket.
2. Weekly Envelopes which are placed in the Second Collection basket each weekend during Mass.
If you wish to apply for Weekly Envelopes please tick the box at the bottom of the form via the link below and return the form to the Parish Office either in person, by mail (PO Box 22 Lindfield NSW 2070), by fax (02 9416 3913) or by scanning it and emailing it (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Monthly or quarterly automated contribution via your Credit Card the Parish Office can make a charge to your nominated credit card on a monthly or quareterly 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.
If you wish to arrange for automated contribution via your credit card please download and return this form to the Parish Office either in person, by mail (PO Box 22 Lindfield NSW 2070), by fax (02 9416 3913) or by scanning it and emailing it (email@example.com):
Download: Application to contribute via Credit Card