The preliminary unaudited accounts for 2011 show that the Parish just about managed to balance its books, after paying its annual loan servicing commitment to the Bank of €21,845. Most of the latter was achieved by excellent additional fundraising – which we will need to do again this year. Our usual regular income – envelopes, plate, sustentation fun contributions and hall rental etc. would appear to have just covered the normal costs of financing the parish in 2011.
This year will no doubt be a challenging one for many parishioners, but may I ask for some increase in contributions from those who are able to do so – as we will undoubtedly be hard-pressed to balance the books at the year-end 2012. Don Beck, Hon. Treasurer