I thank you from my heart for your generosity toward our parish in prayer, works of love, as well as financial help. It is clear that our parish lives and grows from the strength of your activities.
I would like in this respect to present the financial situation of the parish. I am deeply grateful to all of you, who support our parish financially. On the strength of this – your self-sacrifice – the activities of our parish and given framework of its pastoral work have improved. For example, we have been able to obtain a place for a chapel in Vaasa and a small flat. Because the needs of the parish are continually increasing, we cannot stop there. To make certain the growth of the parish we need the regular support of all adult parishioners for the sake of the parish. At this time about a third of the adult parishioners aid the parish through the Sunday collections or through a bank transfers. Because the parish finances depend entirely on voluntary contributions, I ask that all adult parishioners who have an income make monthly contributions to the parish according to their possibilities.
Parish bank account:
FI08 2236 1800 0045 66
Vaasa Chapel and Ostrobotnia account: FI50 2236 1800 0147 71
Owner of the accounts:
Pyhän ristin seurakunta, Katolinen kirkko
We can strive to support the financial needs or the church perhaps by following the example of the Lutheran or Orthodox churches. Their members give automatically through taxes about 1,5% of their income to their own congregations. In practice we, on our part, can arrange this kind of help either through transactions at our own bank, or by regulating through the Internet site of our bank a repeated monthly contribution to the parish’s bank account.
Zenon Strykowski SCJ