As its name implies, the Property & Finance Committee looks after the fabric of the church and its surrounding grounds and manages the funds that are contributed by the parishioners for that purpose.
Parish income comes mainly from two interconnected sources:
The latter is claimed by the parish on contributions that equal or exceed €250 annually including Easter and Christmas Dues.
The Sunday Mass collections, the first of which is for the support of the priests of the Diocese and the second for the Diocesan Share Fund do not count as they cannot be traced back to the contributor.
Running costs of the parish are currently over €200,000 per annum.
This covers such items as
Contributions from parishioners make up just over 50% of the parish income.
The remainder of the income comes from the tax refund on contributions, donations, bequests and the church shrines.
The Committee, under the chairmanship of Harry Gallagher, meets monthly on the third Monday of the month.
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