As with all parishes, we are dependent on the support of our congregation to enable us to continue ministering to the Parish and providing the religious services that are such a key part of our community. With falling attendances in recent years, this is more important than ever and we really appreciate your contributions and manage them very carefully.
We are fully accountable to the Charities Regulator as part of the Parishes and Schools of the Diocese of Elphin (registered charity number 20014018 and tax approved charity number 6942). Our Parish Finance Committee is made up of business and finance professionals who provide their time on a voluntary basis to review our finance processes, oversee our stewardship of parish funds, and to share their advice and recommendations.
Contact the Parish Office
If you have any queries about the Parish Finances please write to: Parish Secretary, St. Mary’s Presbytery, Temple Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, F91 KTX2; phone: 071 9162670 (9.30am to 4pm Monday-Thursday and 9.30am-2pm Friday) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Donate & Make Your Donation Go Further:
Standing Order If you would like the convenience of giving by Standing Order please contact the Parish Office on 071 9162670 or email email@example.com to arrange to have a form sent to you.
Responsible Stewardship Envelopes Many families choose to give through our weekly envelopes. A box of envelopes covering the liturgical year (starting with Advent) is available by contacting the Parish Office (phone 071 9162670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Charity Tax Relief The Cathedral can get tax relief on your donations to the parish. If you and your family have donated €250 or more in any calendar year (which includes all categories i.e. standing order, envelopes, plate donations etc.), the Revenue may give up to 45% extra as a tax refund to the parish. Please contact the Parish Office for forms for any of the last 4 years (we can claim retrospectively) and to obtain more detailed information on the tax relief scheme.
How Your Donations Are Used
We are delighted to share with all our parishioners details of how the income received by the parish is used to minister to our congregation. Please click on the links below to see our Summary Income and Expenditure Statements for the last number of years. All of our accounts are audited (as part of the full Diocesan audit) by Porter & Company, Chartered Accountants, Stephen St., Sligo.
Please Click here for 2018 Financial Statement
Please click here for 2017 Financial Statement
Please click here for 2016 Financial Statement
Please click here for 2015 Financial Statement
Parish Finance Committee Members
Very Rev. Declan Boyce, Pat Healy, Rod Scott, Dermot Finan, Orla Keaveny, Eamonn Kielty, Dervila Layden.