The parish understands that this is a difficult time, financially for some people and has not made any financial demands on its people. However a number of people have offered to contribute money over the past few weeks and given the reality that it may quite some time until we are able to gather for mass we are looking at ways to enable those who can, to contribute. After consultation with the Parish Finance Committee the following decisions were made.  
Parish Envelopes
Donating via Parish Envelopes: You can leave your envelope through the letterbox in the front door at the Parish Centre on Sundays, morning or afternoon or on Monday evenings. This letterbox has a basket on the inside, the alarm will be on inside the parish centre and the door is covered by CCTV. The basket will be checked at regular intervals and any envelopes in it will be locked away in the safe. We ask you to wash your hands in soap and warm water before you leave your house and, also when you return.  
Envelopes outstanding from Financial Year 2019-20: When the shutdown began there were still three weekends left in March. You can still use these or any envelopes outstanding from the previous envelope year. 
Envelopes for 2020-21:  
Collection and Distribution of Envelopes
People can pick up their box of envelopes, the boxes for other family members and for close neighbours and friends. Whenever delivering a box of envelopes just simply put it through the person’s letter box. If this is not possible ring the doorbell or knock on the door or window and leave the box of envelopes on the step, in front of the door. If there is no-one in the house please leave them in a plastic bag at the door and, if you can, call the person and let them know that the box of envelopes has been left on their doorstep.  
Other Donations
If you do not want to use a parish envelope, please put your donation in an ordinary envelope with written instructions as to which fund you want to the money to go to e.g. Monthly, Weekly, Trocaire etc.  
  Please write all cheques to Culmaine Parish Church Covenant Account or Culmaine Parish Church Dev. Account.  
Standing Order Forms
Alternatively, you can arrange a Standing Order with your Bank to transfer money from your account in the Culmaine Parish Church Covenant Account. Copies of this form will be available at the back of both Churches along with the boxes of envelopes. It is also be available to download here.
If you choose this means of contribution, please leave the portion at the top through the letter box at the Parish Centre. 
I take this opportunity to thank all who contribute to the parish finances, for your understanding and support during this very unique and difficult time. I urge you all, for the good of everyone, to continue to observe the restrictions, to pray for all who are affected by the virus and please God we will be able to start returning to some form of normality soon. I wish you every blessing and please stay safe.  
Fr Frank McManus PP     

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