The Parish Finance Committee

The finance committee advises the parish priest in relation to financial matters.

It also oversees many of the financial aspects of the parish including the analysis and review of the annual audit statement, monthly income, expenditure and liability requirements and coordination of all parish fund-raising programs in accordance with Diocesan rules. The list of members of the Finance Committee can be viewed under the parish teams page.



The Weekly Family Giving Programme-Envelope Collection

The Family Offering is our most important source of income and we appreciate the generosity of all our contributors. This money covers the day to day running of the church which includes utility bills, insurance, small repairs and maintenance, wages, stationary, altar supplies etc.

In the past number of years the numbers of people contributing to this fund has declined at an alarming rate. The result is that in the period 2009 to 2015, it has dropped from 140,000 euro a year to 74,000 euro. Clearly if it continues to fall like this, we are in serious trouble.

While we are pleased to receive money in any form, we do have a preference for Standing Orders as it reduces the administrative burden on the Parish.  Donating just 2 euro a week or more can make so much difference to the parish. The form can be downloaded here. You will also find on this form the information you need to set up a standing order online through your internet banking. You can also make a donation through our Paypal account.

The weekly total contributions to the Family Offering are included in the parish newsletter.



The First Collection at Mass

The first collection at mass supports the priests of the Archdiocese including retired and sick priests of the diocese. The money collected goes directly to a common fund from which all priests are paid a monthly allowance. Christmas and Easter Dues also go directly to this fund. Overall this fund has been declining in the last few years (down nearly 62,000 euro in St Pius X between 2008 and 2014). Consequently the allowance available to pay priests in the Archdiocese has also declined and continues to drop at an alarming rate.



The Second Collection at mass.

The second collection at mass unless otherwise stated is the Share collection.

Share was originally set up in the 1970s to provide funding to meet the needs of new and developing parishes. In more recent years, however, as the need for new churches diminished, Share has been used to refurbish parish churches, build parish pastoral centers and fund the diocesan administration of central services.

The share collection is replaced by 7 special collections during the year.



Refurbishment fund.

2010-2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the building of the church of St. Pius X here in Templeogue. The refurbishment fund was set up to provide the funding for the major refurbishment that was required to the church building; to upgrade the heating and electrical systems, to resurface the car park, clear drains and repair broken kerb stones; to install a new bathroom in St Mary's Room; and to bring the building in line with modern statutory requirements. The major refurbishment work has now been completed. Through the refurbishment fund and the sale of a property, most of the funds had been collected. The balance due had to be borrowed and this amounted to 288,000.

The renovation of St Pius X Church in 2010 would not have been possible without the Refurbishment fund which was started by Fr Kevin Rowan a number of years ago. The fund through the refurbishment envelop and monthly collection in recent years assisted in the monthly repayment towards the loan of 288,000. I am glad to announce that the loan is now down to 199,000 and that as a result of the sale of a parish property has now been cleared in full. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported the fund over the last number of years. In particular I would like to thank Joe Hearty and his team of collectors who collected each month over the last few years. It is because of your generosity and continuing support that we have such a beautiful church. Thank you so much.

In order to support ongoing maintenance of the Church building we have continued to collect for the Refurbishment fund in order to finance ongoing projects.

Fr Aquinas



Tax Relief

Under the finance act, there is a scheme of tax relief on donations to eligible charities. Through this scheme it is possible for the parish to claim PAYE back on contributions greater than €250 made by a parishioner in a calendar year. This scheme will not cost you anything extra but it would be of great financial benefit to the parish, however to avail of it your consent is needed.

If you have paid Income Tax in the last calendar year and you are agreeable to co-operate with this scheme of reclaiming the Tax for the benefit of the parish please contact The parish office.



Through this scheme the contributions you have already paid will be of even greater benefit.



A statement of accounts for the years ending 30 June 2009-30 June 2015 can be downloaded below.

 

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2008-2009

 Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2009-2010

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2010-2011

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2011-2012

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2012-2013

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2013-2014

Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2014-2015

 

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