How is your parish giving used?
A parish is dependent on the generosity of its parishioners to sustain itself and its many charitable and pastoral works. Our Parish Giving Programme is split in to two collections:
- The First Collection Priest Support - This collection is taken up at the end of the Liturgy of the Word. This is given directly to the Parish Priest for the upkeep of the presbytery and for contribution to the Diocesan clergy.
- The Second Collection Parish Support - This collection is taken up at the end of Communion. This is used to cover the costs of running the Parish, Church maintenance and the costs involved with liturgy, educational programmes, administration and property management.
The proceeds are administered by the Parish Priest and the Parish Finance Committee; while a proportion of the collections are levied to assist the clergy and Church at the Diocesan level.
You may opt to set up regular payments to contribute to the parish. This can be set up via internet banking, setting up the amount and frequency that you desire to contribute. The bank account details are provided below, with one account for the first and second collection.
A/C Name: R C Bishop of Auckland
A/C No.: Parish Support 02-0108-0707665-000
AND Priest Support 02-0108-0707665-001
Particulars: (Your Name)
Code: your giving number (if available)
Reference: Planned Giving
Donation Point Tap
A quick and convenient option to make a one-off donation. All you need is a pay wave enabled debit or credit card. This can be found at the entrance of our church foyer and is currently set at $5.
Fill our Foodbank
Our Lady of Fatima has a food bank collection and storage facility for food donated by our parishioners. Any non-perishable goods are always most welcome. Contributions to the foodbank can be placed in the basket found in the church foyer or if you would like to make a donation please call the parish office during office hours or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have giving envelopes which can be placed at in the collections taken up during Saturday Vigil/Sunday Mass. With these envelopes parishioners may allocate their giving as they consider best, between the support of the clergy, and the Parish and the wider Church.