Dear brothers and sisters,
In the beginning of every year the campaign Church Balance takes place. This campaign is about keeping the financial balance of the own parish (more) healthy. This campaign usually raises questions about how the finances of the parish are arranged. Father Huitink wrote a letter to the parishioners regarding the campaign. You can find this letter here: https://englishmassutrecht.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/letter-from-fr-huitink-about-the-church-balance-december-2016.pdf
Schematically the budget of the church looks like this:
- regular maintenance of the church buildings;
- heating and electricity;
- insurance of the buildings;
- staff (priests, secretariat, sacristan);
- renovation of church buildings;
- candles, hosts and mass leaflets;
- contribution to the diocese.
- campaign Church Balance;
- collection during mass for own parish;
- inheritance from deceased;
- renting of rooms (e.g. for orchestra rehearsals);
- revenue from investments.
We are of course happy with every financial contribution that you can make. The costs of celebrating a mass are higher than is usually assumed. With costs for heating, priest, candles, electricity add quickly up to € 250,-. Luckily the collection mostly covers this. Next to that the parish has the costs of maintaining the buildings and other activities such as charity. Also the renovation requires a large amount of money. The church can apply for a subsidy from the government, this would cover around 30% of the total sum. The church will try to raise extra funds from contributions of the parishioners. The rest of the money comes from the capital the parish has built up in the past.
By registering as a parishioner at the secretariat of the parish the church can keep contact with you and they will also ask you every year to contribute to the campaign Church Balance.
The bank account of our parish is:
Salvator parochie St. Augustinuskerk