1. Tax relief for donations to eligible charities.
Machaire Rois Parish has received 35,655 euro from the
Office of The Revenue Commissioners for years 2013-
2014. Our sincere thanks to all who supported the
scheme. Details of this scheme are available in the Parish
Office. To support the scheme, a parishioner must be a
tax payer, contribute at least 250 euro annually through
planned giving (envelope), and complete the CHY3 CERT
available in the Parish office.
2. Supporting the Priests’ of the Parish.,
The Priests’ of the Parish receive a monthly salary and are
taxed as self employed tax payers. The collection taken
up on the first Sunday of each month is used to support
the Priests’ of the Parish. Gifts of money given to the
Priest on the occasion of a baptism , a wedding or a
funeral and called a stipend are put into the common
fund and used to pay the salary of the Priests. The Priest
is entitled to keep a portion of the stipend for himself.
3. Celebrating Mass for more than one person or
When the Priest celebrates more than one Mass intention,
especially at the vigil or a Sunday Mass, the Priest may
keep for himself one single Mass offering. The excess is
used by the Bishop to support the fund for sick and
4. Publically announced Masses published in the
It is a tradition to make an offering to the Priest, a gift of
money called a stipend for a publically announced Mass.
The Diocesan offering for a publically announced Mass is
a minimum of 25 euro or 20 sterling.
5. Mass Cards. The offering for a signed Mass Card is 10
euro. Cards are signed after Mass or in the Parish office
during opening hours.