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Finance and Administration Committee

Canon Law (Canon 537) states ‘In each Parish there is to be a Finance Committee to help the Parish Priest in the administration of the goods of the Parish’.


The Committee also handle the routine of dealing with civic decisions, which affect the smooth running of the Parish.

Every January the Committee prepare a Financial Statement which is presented to all parishioners on a designated Sunday.


Church Income

The Finance and Administration Committee thank all who contribute to Church Funds.


The Offertory Collection

Better known as the Plate Collection, the weekly Offertory Collection is taken up at the Offertory of all weekend Masses each Sunday in Kells and Girley churches.


Weekly Envelope Collection

At the beginning a box of Planned Giving Envelopes is delivered to each home in the Parish. The Box contains

  • A coloured envelope for each Sunday of the Year. This contribution augments our weekly plate collection for the upkeep of the Parish.
  • A white Offering Day envelope for the 6 Offering Days of the Year – Christmas Day, Candlemas(Feb), Easter, St. Colmcille (June), August and November. This collection defrays the living expenses of the priests of the Parish.
  • A List of Dead and Name Sheet (with the October envelopes). This envelope may be returned to the Parochial House before November 2 (All Souls Day)


Annual Dues Collection

This door to door annual collection has a long tradition and our volunteers collect during the Summer months. It is used to augment the Offering Days envelopes.

Standing Orders / Direct Debits

Some parishioners find it difficult remembering to bring their envelope to Mass each Sunday. Also coming back from holidays and finding 3 or 4 envelopes unused can be daunting.

So many have opted to pay by Standing Order.

Simply fill out the form at the Parish Offfice.Tell us what breakdown between Weekly envelope and Offering days you would like. You can pay monthly, quarterly, half – yearly,or even yearly. We will credit your contributions to our Account Books from the Church Bank Statement.

Download our Bank Standing Order Form


PAYE Charity Reclaim

The Church as a designated Eligible Charity under Section 45 of the Finance Act 2001 can reclaim a percentage of your PAYE, if you pay PAYE. Annual contribution to our weekly and offering envelopes or via Direct Debit must be €250 or over. If you pay tax at 20% we can claim 20% of your contribution. If you pay at 41% we can reclaim at least 41% of your yearly contribution.

You are under no obligation to participate in this Scheme.

Once again we thank all our parishioners who support financially our policy of providing well maintained and heated Churches, while offering an efficient parish administration in arranging and conducting Masses, Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, First Communion, Confirmation etc.