Parishioners support their parish financially in two main ways:
1. By weekly donation envelopes, standing orders, or occasional contributions. This income looks after the upkeep and maintenance of the church. We have very considerable running costs. For example, to heat the church in the winter costs about €2,000 per month; our annual insurance premium is roughly €13,000.
You may download a standing order form here, or request a box of donation envelopes by email. Donations may be left in the special donation box in the church at any time (the box is emptied every day).
2. By contributing to the first collection at Mass, and the special contributions of dues at Easter and Christmas. These donations go to remunerate the priests, who in turn have to look after all their own living expenses.
There are those who do not consider themselves parishioners as such, but would like to contribute to the conservation of St Kevin’s as an historic building of great cultural significance. For this reason we established the St Kevin’s Heritage Fund. Donations to this fund go purely towards the ongoing work of maintaining and conserving the fabric of this beautiful church (i.e. not towards the running costs of the parish or the support of the priests).
The parish is a registered charity.