Cathedral ‘bucks the trend' as Finance Report shows collections increased in 2012
The Mullingar parish accounts for 2012 have been examined and prepared independently by an accountant. The latest Financial Report is published below.
Speaking at the launch of the Financial Report, Cathedral Administrator Fr Padraig McMahon thanked parishioners for your support and generosity. "We know that many parishioners continue to face financial uncertainty at present" he said. "We simply ask that you contribute what you can." Fr McMahon complimented parishioners on the increase in Mass collections at the Cathedral and St Paul's Church, as well as in Brotenstown, Gainstown and Walshestown.
"Despite the increasing costs in running a growing parish like Mullingar, we are hugely encouraged by the support we receive from the people. Over the past four years, we have introduced some cost savings but I am confident that these measures have not affected the service which the parish provides to the community."
"Much of our work in Mullingar is focused on providing Catholic education for the children in the parish, as well as supporting parents in handing on faith in their homes. We are also aware of the growing demands to help families who are struggling to make ends meet. We are committed to supporting the work of the Parish Community Centre and the Society of St Vincent de Paul in reaching out to people who are in need."
"The parish is proud of the beautiful buildings which previous generations have handed on to us, but maintaining these buildings is a costly responsibility. During the past year, the final costs of the redecoration of St Paul's Church were paid, repairs were carried out to Brotenstown Bell Tower and substantial repairs to and replacement of the central heating system in Cathedral House were carried out following a major leak in one of the original pipes. Water ingress over a number of years has caused damage to some of the steel work in the Cathedral basement and bell towers and an engineer's report has been presented to the Finance Committee. With your continued financial support, it is hoped to address these problems during 2013."
The Parish Finance Committee adopted Regulations for Church Gate Collections. Groups who collect at church gates in Mullingar Parish that
they require a Garda Permit
are not permitted to collect inside church grounds
may not use church railings, gates or property to display posters or advertisements
should give written notice to the Parish Office of their intention to collect.
Click below forParish Financial Statement 2012
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