PARISH GIFT AID SCHEME
The end of the financial year is rapidly
approaching, and it is that time for the
distribution of the New Boxes to those parishioners
who belong to the Gift Aid Scheme.
I will be outside the Church after our masses on
the weekends 22nd/23rd March & 29th/30th March and
would ask all those who belong to the Gift Aid
Scheme to collect their envelopes.
A lot of families in our parish belong to the
Gift Aid Scheme, which helps considerably -in paying
the expenses of running the 2 Churches, 2 Halls &
the Presbytery. If you don't belong to the Scheme,
then now is the time to consider joining. If anyone
in your family pays income tax then the parish can
claim back the tax that has been paid.
Alternatively, you can set up a
which saves you from having to remember your
envelopes each week! If you belong to the Gift Aid
Scheme, but no longer pay tax them please let me
know so that I can cancel it.
Many parishioners forget to bring their envelopes
with them, and as such the parish looses quite a lot
of income each year. In order to overcome this
problem there are special envelopes at the back of
each church. If you've forgotten your Gift Aid
number, just put your name on the envelope. These
envelopes can also be used for Second Collections,
Mass Stipends, and other Donations.
As you will appreciate the costs of running your
homes are rising all the time, and as such the same
applies to your parish churches and halls. Will you
please consider increasing your offertory gift by
putting extra in your envelope each week. You no
longer need to advise me of this increase, as there
is now no limit to your gift under the Gift Aid
PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE YOUR ENVELOPES FOR
OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS. SECOND COLLECTIONS & MASS
On behalf of Fr. John may I thank you for your
Parish Gift Aid organiser
Tel: 020 8508 4086.