Here at Patrickswell-Ballybrown Parish, we are fortunate to have two well maintained churches, our parish priest and two assistant priests and great community facilities. All this is looked after by a small team of paid staff, who are dedicated to serving you and who take pride in maintaining our parish to the highest standards.
As the Parish does not receive external funding, all of our income comes from you the parishioners through weekly collections and from other parish donations. Each parish too has a responsibility to support the needs of the Diocese and that is why we have the Diocesan Needs Collections and various other collections. If we are to keep on maintaining our churches and supporting good causes, we need your help.
Charitable Donation Scheme for taxpayers in Ireland
The Charitable Donation Scheme operated by the Revenue Commissioners is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on donations over €250 made by a taxpayer in Ireland, which means your donations over €250 will be worth more to us at no extra cost to you. If you sign up for this Scheme we can claim back a refund of tax paid on your donation by you.
Moneys recovered from Revenue through this scheme form a vital part of our annual income. In the 2016 tax year we reclaimed nearly €18,500 from Revenue.
Joining the scheme is very simple and straightforward, requiring little effort on your part. All you have to do is:
- be a PAYE or Self-Assessed income tax payer within this State
- download and sign a very short CHY3 Certificate
- make your future donations either by standing order or direct debit through your Bank or by cash/cheque in the offertory basket, using envelopes that we supply.
- return your completed forms to the parish office
If you are in a position to join the Scheme, we would be very grateful.
Planned giving for non-Ireland taxpayers
If you are not an income tax payer you can still join our planned giving scheme using standing orders, direct debits or envelopes.
if you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your help.