As a Registered Charity, No. CHY 7424, our parish is governed by the Charities Act 2009 and the Charities Regulatory Authority. Every parish is required by Canon Law to have a Finance Committee to help the parish priest in the administration of the goods of the parish.
This Committee is an advisory committee. Members are appointed by the Parish Priest and usually serve for a period of three years. The Committee meets monthly. Reporting to the committee are the Parish Secretary and the Parish Centre Manager.
Every year an account of the financial state of the parish is published and members of this group speak at Masses to explain this report to parishioners. The Chairperson is Michael Semple.
Our parish income is generated, in the main, by way of an Annual Appeal. We are deeply grateful to our parishioners who generously pledge regular contributions to the costs of running the parish.
A significant portion of our parish income is derived from the preparation and submission of CHY2 Revenue Forms and subsequent tax rebates.
Our appeal is supplemented by fund raising activities such as Cake Sales, Art Exhibitions, an Annual Golf Outing and the activities of the Parish Centre.
Expenditure is, in general, earmarked towards the upkeep, maintenance and day to day running costs of all parish buildings including the fabric of the church itself and the Youth Club. The retention of a Reserve Fund is deemed prudent to cater for future expenditure having regard for the age of the buildings under the stewardship of the committee.
Weekly collections taken at Masses, as well as contributions for Christmas and Easter dues, are sent to the Archdiocese for the upkeep of priests, both active and retired or ill, and the Share collection to assist parishes who are in need of assistance.
An up-to-date computer system has been installed to ensure accurate records of all income and payment systems.
If you would like to contribute to our parish, the following are our Bank details:
Account Name: Booterstown Parish
Bank of Ireland, Merrion Road, Dublin 4.
IBAN IE60 BOFI 9012 1258 0177 37 BIC BOFI IE 2D
Donors are asked to ensure they include their name in the payment reference for our administration purposes and so that we can acknowledge donations.