Parish Contributions during the Coronavirus emergency

At this time, I am not placing emphasis on parish contributions, as many families and individuals are impacted financially by the COVID-19 situation. Only because some people have been asking about how they can make contributions during this time of emergency, when we cannot have public Masses, I am answering by giving the options here, in order of preference:

  1. For those living locally, the best way to make parish contributions is through the parish envelope system. This way makes it possible for the parish to also obtain the charities contribution from Revenue, so it is a good help. So, either put the envelopes in the letterbox of the Parochial House in Kinvara or hold them until it is possible for the congregation to attend Mass again. Sincere thanks to parishioners who have been doing this.
  2. If you would prefer to make a parish contribution electronically, you could do so through an electronic banking transfer. This might suit people in other areas who would like to contribute to Ballinderreen Parish or Kinvara Parish. The details for Ballinderreen Parish are: Bank: Bank of Ireland, Salthill, Galway; Branch code: 90-38-40; Account name: Ballinderreen Parish Current Account; IBAN: IE85 BOFI 9038 4041 8478 22; BIK: BOFIIE2D; Account number: 41847822.The details for Kinvara Parish are: Bank: Bank of Ireland, Gort, Co. Galway; Branch code: 90-38-67; Account name: Kinvara Parish Re: Kinvara Churches Current Account; IBAN: IE30 BOFI 9038 6729 5205 44; BIK: BOFIIE2D; Account number: 29520544.
  1. For a convenient way of making a donation using a bank card, Galway Diocese has set up an online donations system. This might suit people in other areas or abroad who would like to contribute to Ballinderreen Parish or Kinvara Parish. Please click on this link and choose either Ballinderreen Parish or Kinvara Parish in the drop-down menu:                                : https://www.idonate.ie/donation_widget/register-donor-anonymous.php?pid=5200

Fr Hugh