Our annual 100+ Club supports our Justice & Peace project for the year. The 100+ Club provides parishioners with an easy way to help raise vital funds for St Patrick's with the opportunity to win cash prizes. Draws take place on the first Sunday of the month after the 10am Mass. New members are always welcome.
Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. St Patrick's are Traidcraft Fair Traders - a selection of fair trade goods are on sale after the 8:30am and 10am Masses on the third Sunday of the month.
Gift Aid increases the value of donations to St Patrick's by allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it's worth £12.50 to the church.
We are appealing for new members to join the scheme. Simply sign a Gift Aid form after Mass. You must be a taxpayer and pay an amount of income tax in each year at least equal to the tax that St Patrick's and any other charities you donate to will claim from HM Revenue on your Gift Aid donation. Please note the increase in the personal allowance to £10,500 per person from April 2014. Existing Gift Aiders must inform either the organiser (Pat Curtin) or Fr Mario if they have not paid sufficient tax to cover the amount claimed by the charity.