YOUTH CHRISTMAS CHOIR
We are looking for young volunteers to sing at the 4:30PM Christmas Eve Mass at St. Mary Church. Practice will be held on Sunday, December 22nd, immediately following the 10:30AM Mass. All songs will be ones that children are familiar with but we do need to practice. Call Heather Schneider at 215/985-5082 or email to email@example.com for additional information.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO THAT IS COLLECTED EACH WEEK AT CHURCH?
Every parish has financial obligations, including the basic operation of the buildings, salaries, maintenance, and improvements. In addition, there are schools to support, programs to run, charities to be funded, and operational expenses like hosts and wine for Mass, music books, vestments, and so on. In some cases, cemeteries and other buildings need attention. Finally, there is the diocesan assessment that each parish pays to help run the diocese and the support services provided to each parish.
Most parishes manage to get by with the collection, a few fund raisers and bequests. But contrary to popular opinion, cash flow is also a problem, and many parishes operate in the red. The Finance Committee is responsible for assisting the pastor in fiscal management. Good stewardship is the basis for successful programs.