THE SITUATION AT PRESENT IN SUMMARY We face a great challenge at this time as a parish since most of our income comes from the weekly collections which of course are not taking place in the absence of the public celebration of Mass. Our second source of income comes from the rental of parish halls & meeting rooms—this has also ceased. We very much need your support. _____________________________________________________________ THE AREAS IN WHICH WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT i. Each week: * the First Collection provides for Frs Colin and Thomas and also provides for the fund which provides for health care for priests, and supports sick and retired clergy * the Second Collection provides for all the running costs of the parish and its services, the upkeep of our sites, the employment of our staff, and more. _____________________________________________________________ ii. One-off collections: * Charitable Works Fund (CWF) provides the funding for the support and training of our catechists for State Schools, for our hospital chaplaincy services and for supporting the special services provided by St Edmund's and St Lucy's Schools. We are set a quota by the diocese for this appeal and we have to make up any shortfall from our own parish funds. Donations to CWF are 100% tax deductible. The next CWF appeal is set for the beginning of May. * Easter Offerings : are a vital supplement to the First Collection income which provides for the priests of the parish and for the health care of priests across the diocese and the retirement care of older priests. This fund depends very much on the income raised by Christmas and Easter Offerings. This is normally achieved by envelopes in the church which of course is not possible at present. _____________________________________________________________ Content Editor HOW YOU CAN HELP US: i. for the regular weekly First and Second Collections there are two options: A. a direct debit from your bank account to our two accounts which correspond to the two collections. You might either do this each week, or make a monthly contribution, or set up a periodic payment within your own account. The details of our two accounts are: First Collection: BSB 062 784 Acct 1116 8002 (Lindfield Killara Parish Pastoral Revenue Account) Second Collection: BSB 062 784 Acct 1116 8001 (Lindfield Killara Parish Church Account) (in the reference section for the transfers please put your name. Also, if you have weekly envelopes please put your Envelope Number in the reference section). B. arranging periodical payments from your credit card: Please CLICK HERE for the form giving authorisation for this purpose. Please note that sometimes this form does not open as a full screen on your computer but rather as a 'tab' at the bottom of your screen. Just click the tab and the form will display fully. ______________________________________ ii. for the occasional payments such as CWF and Easter and Christmas Offerings: You can either arrange the direct debit from your bank account as outlined above: - contributing to the First Collection for Easter/Christmas Offerings (please specify this in the 'reference' for your transfer) - contributing to the Second Collection for CWF offerings (please specify this in the 'reference' for your transfer) OR Arrange this contribution on the same form as for recurring credit card contributions to the other parish accounts: CLICK HERE. ______________________________________ Tap and Go is accessible again. The two machines are now fixed against the outer glass wall of ‘The Basement’ at the rear of and underneath Lindfield church. Tap donations to both collections can be made at any time, night or day, by tapping against the glass. We of course are not encouraging unnecessary excursions from your home, but if this works in with your daily exercise or your visit to the supermarket the devices are there for you.