Parishioners and priests from across the diocese are attending presentations on how to sustain financially the mission of the diocese in the coming years
The first meeting was attended by parish finance committees and priests from parishes in west Cork and was held at Clonakilty. Topics included various ways in which parishes can reach out to parishioners for support, ranging from the traditional basket collections at Mass to standing orders and contactless donations.
The diocese also presented an overview of the recently audited 2022 accounts for the Cork and Ross Curia Trust (which funds the day-to-day running of the diocesan offices and activities), along with an overview of the accounts of the Cork and Ross Parishes Trust (which is a consolidation of the accounts of the 68 parishes of the diocese).
The meetings are being held in three other venues across the diocese in the coming days and weeks.
The Curia accounts can be viewed here: