The new Parish Finance Committee held two meetings in recent weeks. Gilbert McCarthy has been appointed co-chairperson with Fr. Gerry, Deirdre Corscadden as Secretary and Kevin Shiels as Treasurer. The new committee acknowledges the work of the previous committee over many years.
The new committee examined in detail the financial standing of the parish. They are currently working on a number of fundraising initiatives. The committee acknowledges the involvement of Kingscourt Super Valu with ‘Points for the Parish’ and encourages everyone in as far as possible to sign up. The committee acknowledge that over €50,000 has been donated since June 25th.
The weekend of November 12/13 is being assigned as Slate Sunday when every family is encouraged to sponsor a slate(s) with their names being held in perpetuity in a special register at the Church.
The committee reviewed the scope of works being carried out and request the fulsome support of the entire parish community. The committee is also working on the draft parish safety statement which is to be finalised shortly.
The committee would welcome all ideas and suggestions for fundraising from all parishioners. A suggestion box is available, or can be sent directly to the Parish Office or e.mail to [email protected]
The Financial committee will issue regular updates to parishioners to be included in the parish bulletin and web site during its term of office.