“So that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you”.
“Christ’s faithful have the obligation to provide for the needs of the church, so that the church has available to it those things which are necessary for divine worship, for works of the apostate and of charity, and for the worthy support of its ministers”.
Canon 222, the Code of Canon Law, 1983.
St Benedict’s Parish has a planned giving programme that allows people to contribute on a regular basis towards the support of the parish and the priest. Planned giving enrolment forms can be found below or from the newsletter.
Contributions can be made through the traditional envelope system or by automatic payment. By providing the contact details and indicating your preferred method of contribution, a set of envelops or automatic payment form will be forwarded to you.
One of the benefits of being enrolled in the Planned Giving Programme, as opposed to making loose cash contributions in the collection basket, is that your contributions are recorded each week and a tax receipt is sent to you at the end of the tax year (31 March). The Catholic Church is registered as a charitable organisation and there is no limit on the amount you can claim for tax purposes.