We are all called to be Stewards.
As a Parish Community we endeavour to work as efficiently as possible to minister to the needs of the faithful. The generous efforts and donations of so many are gratefully received but for our Parish to thrive we can’t leave financial support to a limited few.
Each family or individual can contribute through planned giving. There are many benefits to pledging regular amount to Sandyford Parish through Standing Order Forms and Parish Envelopes and by remembering the Parish in your will. For anyone who signs up via Standing Order you will enjoy the following advantages.
The Advantages for you
The satisfaction of knowing that your funds are transferred automatically to the parish planned giving account so you don’t need to find or carry cash each week. If you are away from the parish, your gift takes place without you having to catch up on your return.
It is a confidential, convenient and safe option, and saves the parish the cost of providing envelopes. Electronic giving is flexible, and can be changed or cancelled at anytime as necessary.
The Advantages for the parish
By giving electronically, the parish is guaranteed your gift on a regular basis, budgeting becomes more accurate and the necessary cash flow is constant. It saves time and is much safer for the parish as there is less cash to handle, with less risk involved and it reduces the work of voluntary counters in the Parish
Remembering Sandyford Parish in your Will
Through the bequeathing of property, assets or money in your will, the contribution you make to Parish life extends to future generations many services which include.
Helping the Parish Manage its costs and repairs as well as contribute to the upkeep of our cherished places of worship. The development and outreach of our Pastoral Plan through its ministries, employees and faith based programmes.
Carry forward after your death the important link for so many between Parish Life and the local community.
For those who wish to contribute via envelopes at our Liturgies can obtain them from the Parish Office or Sacristan at St. Mary’s
The Parish of Sandyford is filled with wonderful people and great facilities. In order to preserve them and pass them on to future generations please consider how you could best contribute to the life and works carried out in Sandyford, Kilternan and Glencullen.
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Honouring loved ones with Brass Memorial Plates
Your dearly departed are often in our thoughts and prayers. We offer Brass Memorial Plates to commemorate those we have loved and lost in each of our three beautiful Churches. A Brass Memorial plate is a tangible and beautiful way to honour our deceased.
The plates are made from the highest quality brass. Each is deeply etched and infilled, and are 150mm x 50mm in size. They will be applied to the bench using counter sunk brass screws.
For an application form please click here.
If you wish to reserve a Brass Memorial Plate for a loved one please contact the Parish Office at 01-295 6414 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Finance Committee
The Finance Committee, made up of the members listed below, assist the Priests in their Stewardship of the material gifts entrusted to the Parish to support it’s mission in the local area and broader Church. This is an integral role in utilizing the budget while helping to maintain and further develop the Parish of Sandyford.
Within the Diocese of Dublin it is recommended for a Finance Committee to meet once every three months, as a Parish we have taken the commitment to have them every 4 – 6 weeks. This allows us to have the ability to discuss regularly our goals and progress as to the financial standing of the Parish.
The Catholic Church believes it is of the utmost importance to have such committees and has included it in Canon Law Code 537.
The main roles of the committee are
1) The maintenance of Accounts and implementation of effective internal Financial Controls
2) The formal and critical review of Parish Accounts at least quarterly including the performance against the allotted budget
3) The preparation of the annual statement of receipts and payments etc.
4) The preparation of an annual budget detailing estimated income and expenditure for the forthcoming year.
5) A Fundraising target, policy and general approach
6) Maintenance of Parish Property
7) Provision and review of insurance cover
8) Financing arrangements for new projects
9) Appointment of and dealings with accountants, architechts, builders etc.
Members of the Committee Include
Rev John Canon Delany
Mr. Donnchadh Long
Mr. Paul Sreenan
Ms. Margot Lyons
Mr. Thomas Lundon