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Postal address: Parish Office, St. Michan's Church,
Halston Street, Dublin 7

St. Michan's Parish
Halston Street

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Fundraising

Planned Giving Boxes
have been distributed throughout the parish to existing contributors. If you would like to make regular donations to the parish using a Planned Giving box, please contact the Parish Office on 01 8730675 and a box will be organised for you. If you would like to contribute anonymously using a Planned Giving box, please ask for one of the boxes which have been made up for anonymous donations.

Tax Relief for Donations to Charities
Your donations mean much more to us!!

Tax relief under section 848A TCA 1997 in respect of donations made on or after 1 January 2013 by individuals (whether self-assessed or PAYE-only taxpayers) to an approved body, such as the Parish, is allowed to the Parish. A donation which satisfies the conditions of section 848A is grossed up at the specified rate (currently 31%) and the Parish is deemed for the purposes of the relief to have received the grossed up amount net of tax deducted at the specified rate.

For example, Joan makes a cash donation of €250 to the parish in the tax year 2018. Under the tax relief scheme the Parish is deemed to have received a donation of €362.32 (i.e. €250 grossed up at 31%) less tax deducted of €112.32. On the assumption that Joan has paid income tax for 2018 of at least €112.32, the Parish can obtain a refund of that amount from Revenue after the end of the tax year 2018. Joan is not entitled to a repayment of any part of the tax that has been repaid to the parish. A donation of €5 or for all 52 weeks of the year is also eligible for the tax back scheme.

The Parish has received refunds in respect of donations from donors who completed the CHY4 form which they returned to the Parish Office for processing. (See https://www.revenue.ie/en/companies-and-charities/documents/charities/chy4-annual-certificate.pdf for details)

There are a number of ways to help St. Michan's Parish raise funds to help with the ongoing restoration work.

Sponsor a Pane


Regular Standing Order
Make a regualar donation via standing order from your bank.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The parish is very grateful for your contribution to the Planned Giving collection. The personal information you provide is used by the parish to process the contribution in line with Revenue guidelines. Personal information is not shared with any other person or organisation, is kept only for as long as needed and is then deleted from our systems.

50-50 Raffle
GREAT NEWS

Thank you all so much
The 50-50 Raffle started in 2013 to help defray the cost of the restoration work in the church. The raffle has reached its target of €30,000 and is being suspended for
i
n Summer 2018 for 2 months (approx.) Since 2013,

8706 tickets were sold
  €43,530.00 was received
                50% for the prize fund – €21,765.00
€8,255.00 of which was regifted by some of the winners

Leaving a grand total of €30,020.00
for the Restoration Fund


Míle buíochas

Following discussions with parishioners, it was agreed that the raffle would restart on 22nd September to help raise funds towards the painting of the ceiling – the last segment of the ongoing restoration/painting work.

Tickets
are available at the 6pm vigil Mass (Saturday) and 12noon Mass (Sunday). They are available to buy for the thirty minutes before the start of Mass BUT not during Mass.

Each ticket costs €5

At the end of the Mass, the priest
draws a ticket and announces the winner
The winner receive
s 50% (fifty percent) of the income
The Restoration Fund receive
s 50% (fifty percent) of the income

No tickets
are available to buy once the Mass starts
Since the winner
w
as in the congregation, the first prize is collected before anyone leaves the church. There are no monies carried forward from week to week

When a winner declines their prize, all the income is lodged to the Restoration Fund. Find the latest figures here.

Bicentenary Gifts

Preparing the way for the future…
The parish of St. Michan in Halston Street was constituted in 1096 making it one of the oldest parishes in the diocese. We are fortunate to be living in such an historic part of Dublin, the significance of which can be lost on some as they come and go for business and other reasons. There are two Catholic churches in our parish – the parish church of St. Michan (Halston Street) and the friary church of St. Mary of the Angels (Church Street). The parish is presently under the care of the Capuchin Franciscan Order.
As the year of celebration for the bicentenary of St. Michan’s Church closes, the restoration and maintenance of this beautiful church continues. Having restored the floors and painted the interior of the church in time for the Bicentenary Mass on 25th August 2017, we are hoping to paint the ceiling during 2018. We are fortunate that we have been able to cover the cost of all work so far with funds raised through the fundraising options below, Conservation Grants, Heritage Grants, Bequests and extremely generous donations from a few parishioners and friends. You can help us continue this essential work. Here are just a few ways you can help…

1) Purchase a copy of the parish publications from the Parish Office or after Mass in Halston Street
2) Bank Mandate - Set up a Standing Order to instruct your bank to transfer a fixed amount to the Restoration Fund account regularly.
3) Sponsor a Pane – €100 sponsorship and your memorial registered. Contact the Parish Secretary or check online for details.
4) Sign up for a Weekly Envelope (all monies received through the Planned Giving Envelope goes directly towards the upkeep of St. Michan’s Church.). Contact the Parish Secretary for your box.
5) 50/50 Weekly Raffle which takes place in Halston Street at the weekend Masses.
6) Special Occasion Cards and Candles also available
7) Organise a fundraising event – contact the parish priest with details
8) Make a donation online on www.StMichansRC.ie
9) Tax relief scheme on donations over €250