We take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for your donations to the Sunday Parish Collections since March 15th, and the Priests’ Easter Collection which were dropped off to the Parish Office and SS John and Paul Presbytery, since we were put on lockdown due to Covid-19. Many more have also contacted us enquiring how they can get their donations to us. In that context we hope the following suggestions will be of assistance to you.
At the moment it’s important we all try to be as safe as possible. That’s the most important thing. Presently we are using all technological means possible to connect with you through the webcam, radio, and Facebook of which we are delighted you’re connecting with us. We will continue to use these means to spread the Good News into the future. To give you a sample of numbers tuning in – we had 16,000 webcam views from March 15-April 12, and that’s not including the parish radio figures and Facebook live feeds and video’s posted. There are many thousand’s connecting from near and far. Thank you for that!
With an eye into the future, while some restrictions may be eased from May 5th, we don’t know when it will be safe for us to have gatherings for Sunday Masses. It could be for some time. We hope sooner rather than later. So we have to plan in the absence of Sunday Masses. To use the old axim ‘failure to prepare is prepare to fail.’
So in the absence of public Masses for the foreseeable future we suggest the following on how you can donate and support your Sunday Parish Collections and Priests’ Easter Collection. We hope these suggestions will be of help to you.
- If you are in a position (or have a family member do it for you) to get your donations to us, you can do so by delivering through the letter box of the Parish Office or SS John and Paul Presbytery. If your part of the parish tax rebate scheme just ensure your box number is noted.
- If you would like to donate to the Parish Account (the Sunday Collections) and Priests’ Account (the Easter Collection) by direct debit or credit card, your welcome to call or text Fr Arnie (087-8598710), or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will assist you with the simple process. This is a great way of donating to us especially in the absence of Masses, and easy to do so.
- In addition, and it’s another option to donate on through the ‘Donate Button’ on the website. In the very near future we will be activating our ‘donate button’ on the parish website. The button is located by logging to the website www.shannonparish.ie and it’s close to the webcam link button. As soon as it is activated we will let you know, and we encourage you to donate. This is another great way of support. Again it will be easy to use.
We hope the above suggestions are of assistance to you, especially at this time when public Masses are suspended. We will continue to keep you updated of anything that develops. We have a wonderful tradition in our Parish of supporting in times of challenge, but challenge brings opportunity. We have a wonderful opportunity of being Parish in a new way, and supporting your Parish at this time and into the future.
Thank you for reading this post and for your kindness. Thank you for all your support to us and to your Parish. May God continue to bless you and your family with health and safety.