Offerings | Donations

We GREATLY appreciate your support!
There are THREE ways to support Immaculate Conception, Peterborough. 

ENVELOPES

Rather than dropping cash into the Sunday collection basket, you can have an Income Tax Receipt generated for you at years-end if you use Offertory Envelopes instead.  Simply call the Parish Secretary to assign you a box of envelopes.  

PRE-AUTHORIZED

You can use the following POP form:
 PRE-AUTHORIZED OFFERING PLAN
Print, complete and sign the form, then mail with a voided cheque to the parish office.  This option is recommended for ongoing offerings and can be cancelled at any time.

ONLINE

Optionally, you are able to donate directly to Immaculate
 THROUGH THIS SECURE LINK.
You will pay by credit card and immediately receive a Tax Receipt into your email.  Be aware that with this option, the parish will incur a 3.75% fee. You may wish to add this fee to your donation so that it is covered.  For example, a
$50 donation becomes
($50 x 1.0375) $51.88.

FINANCIAL UPDATE – by Paul Ayotte, Chairman
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On behalf of the Finance Committee (Peter Dawson, Luc Matteau, Brendan Moher and myself), I would again like to thank Father Stephen for his leadership and our staff for their tremendous efforts during these difficult times.  Our offertory collections were down about $11,000 during 2021 ($27,000 since 2019), but with judicious spending, we are keeping our heads above water.  Again, the unavailability of the hall for rental has limited the Knights of Columbus Council’s ability to contribute as well.

We have had interest in the elevator project from a Lindsay firm and are expecting their quote any day now.  When we receive their proposal, the committee, in consultation with Fr. Stephen, will determine our ability to move forward.  The recent pledge campaign has put us in a better financial position, but as we all know, costs are rising, and the availability of tradesmen can be a challenge. 

As mentioned earlier, one of our three boilers is no longer functioning and the life expectancy of the other two is short. The proposal is to replace the existing boilers with new high-efficiency gas boilers and the estimated cost is $60,000.  Thanks to a generous bequest from a parishioner, we are well on our way to achieving that goal and we expect to begin the replacement at the end of this heating season.

The roof continues to be a concern but finding someone to do the work has been challenging.  Expected cost is in the range of $10,000 to $15,000 to replace the screws, with the big part of that being the rental of the equipment to get up there to do it.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Let us hope that we can return to some of our fundraising/parish building activities in the near future.

— February, 2022

STATE OF OUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
 
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We thank everyone for their commitment to the parish and their financial support, especially those, who although unable to attend services, have faithfully delivered their offertory and Saint Vincent de Paul envelopes to the Rectory.

It is plain to see in our latest financial statements that the pandemic has had a notable affect on our

finances ($217, 501 revenue) and even though some of the shortfall was offset when we received some government funding for wages ($21,527 ) our revenues are down $23,855 year-over-year.  Fortunately, thanks to Fr. Stephen and staff we have been able to reduce expenses $10,443 year-over-year to ($213,723).

Capital expenditures for the year were $3,706 to replace an outdated and unreliable telephone system in the rectory and the other $18,035 were expenses toward the elevator project.  We had hoped to proceed with the elevator project this spring and had approached the Diocese for a $35,000 loan to allow us to proceed before prices escalated too much.  However, after posting the drawings for a month at the Construction Exchange we did not receive any interest from local builders.  We solicited some interest from the contractor who did the ramp, but when the proposal was analyzed before signing a contract, it was found to be lacking. So we were unable to proceed.

We received a call at the Rectory from a neighbour during a period of high winds, noting the copper roofing on the church was waving like a blanket in the wind.  Estimates received so far to mitigate this problem by installing new screws are in the $10,000 range.  Renting the equipment to work at that height is not cheap.

We estimated that we needed to raise about $56,000 to repair the roof and move forward with the elevator project.  So from June to November, 2021 we held a Pledge Campaign, which you responded to with open hearts.  We raised $27,334 or 49% of our goal.

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Fundraising is a challenge in these times but we will be re-instituting our parish raffles, yard sale and dinners when permitted, to help address this shortfall as well.  We look forward to your continued support.  Stay Safe.

Your Finance Committee:

Paul Ayotte,  Luc Matteau, Brendan Moher,  Paul O'Brien"

SPRAWOZDANIE FINANSOWE – Paul Ayotte, Prezes

W imieniu Komisji Finansów (Peter Dawson, Luc Matteau, Brendan Moher i ja) chciałbym jeszcze raz podziękować ojcu Stephenowi za jego przewodnictwo a naszym pracownikom za ich ogromny wysiłek w tych trudnych czasach.  Nasze przychody z kolekty spadły o około $11 000 w 2021 r. ($27 000 od 2019 r.), ale dzięki rozsądnym wydatkom nie mamy deficytu.  Z powodu niemożności wynajmowania Sali przez  Rycerzy Kolumba i tutaj też nie było żadnego dochodu.

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Mieliśmy ofertę z firmy z Lindsay odnośnie instalacji windy i oczekujemy ich wyceny lada dzień.  Kiedy otrzymamy ich propozycję, komisja, w porozumieniu z ks. Stephenem, określi naszą zdolność finalizacji tego projektu.  Niedawna kampania zbierania środków na ten cel postawiła nas w lepszej sytuacji finansowej, ale jak wszyscy wiemy, koszty rosną, a dostępność fachowców może być wyzwaniem.


Jak wspomniano wcześniej, jeden z naszych trzech kotłów już nie działa, a pozostałe dwa też nie pociągną zbyt długo. Propozycja polega na zastąpieniu istniejących kotłów nowymi wysokowydajnymi kotłami gazowymi, a szacowany koszt wynosi  $60 000.  Dzięki hojnemu datkowi od jednego z parafian jesteśmy na dobrej drodze do osiągnięcia tego celu i spodziewamy się rozpocząć wymianę pod koniec tego sezonu grzewczego.


Dach nadal stanowi problem, ale nie jest łatwe znalezienie kogoś do wykonania tej pracy.  Oczekiwany koszt mieści się w przedziale od $10 000 do $15 000 za wymianę więźby, przy czym duża część kosztów to wynajem sprzętu, aby móc się tam dostać.


Dziękujemy za nieustające wsparcie.  Miejmy nadzieję, że w niedalekiej przyszłości będziemy mogli powrócić do naszych zwykłych działań związanych ze zbieraniem funduszy na rzecz parafii.

— Luty, 2022