Dear Parishioners of Ss Peter & Frances and St Illtyd’s,
Thank you to those of you who are arranging to make your parish offering by standing order or cheque. Some of you have kindly reminded me to stress that the parish bank account name is “Prestatyn Catholic Church,” and, as you may have discovered, the bank will only accept cheques made out to that payee. Any variation, however slight, will almost certainly result in the cheque being rejected by the bank. Apologies to our Rhuddlan members of the parish family for this but any change in the payee name to include Rhuddlan would require closure of the present parish account and the setting up of a completely new one. Owing to the strict security measures governing us as a charity, this is a very complicated process which, from our experience, can take some considerable time.
If you wish to set up a standing order, please see the latest notice below from our Gift Aid co-ordinator, Pauline Mylchreest. Thank you to all who have now set up standing orders; this is very helpful indeed.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PARISH WEEKLY OFFERINGS AND GIFT AID
Offerings - Gift Aid and non-Gift Aid Thank you to all those of you who have sent helpful information regarding your offerings to the Parish via bank transfers. I have acknowledged all your messages so if you haven't received a reply within a day or two of sending the information please check that it has been delivered. If you wish you can set up a standing order or make a payment with your bank either by phone or online using the following parish details Prestatyn Catholic Church NatWest Bank, 33 Lord Street, Wrexham. LL11 1LP Bank Sort Code. 55-81-42 Account Number. 08305374 Once you have set up your standing order please inform us of the date of the payments and the frequency, e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually or just the date if it is a one off payment. You can email this information to me at email@example.com and I will then be able to keep a record for the parish accounts. Prior to the lock down the numbered envelopes for those who Gift Aid their offerings were prepared for distribution. As many have now elected to pay by standing order these numbers will have to be re-allocated for ease of recording and audit of accounts so it would be helpful to know now if you have chosen to pay through your bank. As always please check that you pay enough tax to cover the amount that we claim back from your Gift Aid offerings as well as claims by any other charities that you support. If you donate items to charity shops and have signed individual Gift Aid forms for them you should receive notification of how much they have claimed on your behalf-it all adds up! If your circumstances have changed and you can no longer Gift Aid your offerings kindly inform me of that date so we do not make any further claims on your behalf. Could you also let me know of any change of name or address? Thank you once again for your help. I hope you are all well and that it won't be too long before we are back in our churches. Kind regards Pauline Mylchreest. (Parish Gift Aid Co-ordinator)
SS PETER & FRANCES CHURCH, PRESTATYN RE-OPENS FOR WEEKEND MASS, WEEKDAY MASS & PRIVATE PRAYER
We are pleased to say that Ss Peter & Frances church will resumed weekend liturgies. Masses will be on Saturday at 16:30 and on Sunday at 11:00. Please note that attendance at Mass is by request only, made by email, telephone or in person to a member of the parish clergy. Seating has been restricted to ensure social distancing of 2m. Please do not sit in pews which have been sealed off and do not sit on those parts of the open pews which have been marked off with 2m-length white tape. The church will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each Mass. Please wear a mask throughout the time that you are in the church. We shall continue to livestream the 11:00 Mass on Zoom each Sunday and we shall distribute Holy Communion in Prestatyn from 12:00 to 12:30 for those who were receiving the livestream.
Ss Peter & Frances church is also open for weekday Mass. For the time of Mass on weedays, please see the parish newsletter.
ST ILLTYD’S, RHUDDLANRE-OPENS FOR SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY MASS
We are pleased to say that St Illtyd’s church will recommence Sunday Mass on Sunday 06 September at 09:30. Please note that attendance at Mass is by request only, made by email, telephone or in person to a member of the parish clergy. Seating has been restricted to ensure social distancing of 2m. Please do not sit in pews which have been sealed off and do not sit on those parts of the open pews which have been marked off with 2m-length red and white tape. The church will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each Mass. Please wear a mask throughout the time that you are in the church. St Illtyd’s church is also open for Mass on Tuesday morning at 10:00 (see this newsletter for future timings). Please wear a mask throughout the time that you are in the church
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
We are pleased to announce that the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) has now resumed in Ss Peter & Frances, Prestatyn at the usual time of 10:30-11:00 on Saturday. The Parents with Children room will replace the confessional boxes but the sacrament may be celebrated either face to face (with social distancing) or in the traditional private manner as you prefer.
PARISH LEVIES- where does your collection go?
We have now paid over our parish’s yearly levies to the Diocese of Wrexham for the services which the Diocese provides for the church in North Wales. The amounts were as follows:
Diocesan Commissions & Services - £2,724 TOTAL - £15,095
This amounts to 34% of our weekly offertory collection for the financial year ending 05 April 2020.
DISTRIBUTION OF OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2020/21
DISTRIBUTION OF OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2020/21
There will be no further distribution of the Weekly Offering envelopes prior to the weekend services. If anyone requires envelopes, please contact us and every effort will be made to deliver them. Please confirm your address and, if appropriate, that you wish to remain in the Gift Aid Scheme. Offerings may be placed in the collection box at the entrance to church. Offerings for retiring collections may be placed in the box at the exit door at the end of Mass. Please note that no collections will be taken during Mass. We would like to thank Pauline Mychreest, our parish Gift Aid co-ordinator for the important work that she has done in preparing the envelopes and for assisting those of you who have very kindly set up standing orders. Thank you for your continued support of our parish during these difficult times.