The first collection

provides for the priests of the Region: their monthly stipend, household food, cooking and cleaning expenses. Funds surplus to the local priests is forwarded to a central fund which provides for the health care of priests and for the care and upkeep of retired priests and the Bishop. Surplus funds do not stay in your parish.

The second collection

The second collection provides the income for all the running expenses of your parish – staff employment, insurance, maintenance for all our buildings, maintaining and operating the Regional Office, liturgical supplies, motor vehicle expenses for our clergy, any normal running expenses or regular repairs relating to the East Maitland Presbytery (as this is the home of our Regional Clergy), waste collection, and most importantly – parish and regional ministries and services e.g. the Funeral Ministry, Sacramental Programme, surplus funds stay in your parish

Some of us contribute direct by placing our donation on the First and Second collection but with the current circumstances of COVID-19 we would be pleased if you would like to establish an electronic monthly contribution.

Please contact Louise at the parish office and she will discuss which way would suite your family or completed the attached form. Alternatively click the button below to download the form.

If you wish to just make a one off contribution please do so this through this link:  or click the button below.

Financial Support to Your Parish

Our parish benefits from the generous donations from our community. Planned giving contributions go towards the administration costs, resources, utility costs, repairs and maintenance costs etc. Sometimes even the smallest amount can make a huge difference.