Planned Giving & Donations.
Below you’ll find information on our two collections which we take up at Mass, the expenditure they provide for, and the different ways that you are able to contribute.
First and Second Collections – What’s the Difference?
Each weekend at Mass two collections take place in our parish, one immediately after the Prayers of the Faithful, the other after Communion.
The First Collection provides, in the first place, for the priests of the Diocese: 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.
There are two ways that you can contribute:
- giving a cash donation during collections at Mass, or
- by an authorised periodical contribution via your credit card.
To apply for this second option, please download the form here or on the button on this page and return it to the Parish Office either in person, by mail (PO Box 127, Pennant Hills, NSW 1715), by fax – 9484 0053 or by placing it in a sealed envelop and putting on the collection plate during mass.
By using the automated contribution via your Credit Card the Parish Office can make a charge on your nominated credit card on a weekly / monthly 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. Of course, you can withdraw your authoristation for these contributions at any time.
We sincerely thank you for your contributions. They are greatly appreciated and will be an affective assistance in our ministerial work of spreading the love of Jesus and the good running of the parish.