St. Philip TAC News

St. Philip Parish Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the six months ending December 31, 2019.

A hard copy of the report is available in the next parish bulletin that is physically distributed.

The latest report can also be viewed here.

To view previous reports, please visit the St. Philip’s TAC page and look for it under the heading, “TAC Reports to Parishioners and Other Reports.” Parishioners will find links to past TAC reports starting with the quarter ending September 30, 2013.

Donating to the Parishes in These Challenging Times

We can no longer accept cash or cheques – but we have two great options for donating:

  1. Send us an E-Transfer. Call the office for more information, or see this article for how it works. Our email is: stphiliprcp1819 [at] gmail [dot] com.
  2. Click here to make a online secure donation through CanadaHelps.org today.

St. Philip Parish relies on approx. $1,300 each weekend from the collection basket. The basket represents approximately 2/3rds of the total collection revenues received in a year (the remaining 1/3rd represents donations made via pre-authorized payment) and about 40% of all revenues received. Foregoing one weekend’s (at the moment) collection basket proceeds puts even more strain on the parish’s cash position, as the bills must still get paid. 

Fortunately, the parish offers another way for parishioners and individuals to make donations: online. Since 2014, we have been setup with CanadaHelps.org. It is a non-profit Canadian organization that allows charities (like St. Philip Parish) to receive donations online for a small fee (4% of the amount donated). Parishioners can make payment using any major credit card or via their PayPal account. Individual will get an instant tax receipt generated by CanadaHelps.org for their taxes.  

It’s a secure, encrypted website so a parishioner’s personal information is safe.

St. Philip Weekly Collection Report

To increase transparency and accountability, the St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council publishes in the parish bulletin weekly offerings received in the collection basket. The weekly offerings received help to fund the parish’s ordinary operations (e.g. salaries, utilities, taxes, repairs and maintenance). This does not include those donations received through pre-authorized payment (which provide a reliable and regular revenue stream) or restoration donations (which cannot go towards paying the parish’s regular monthly costs.

For comparison, St. Philip requires $1,370 in weekly offerings made through the collection basket to cover its usual and ongoing monthly expenses. This amount is in addition to the regular monthly donation amounts the parish receives.

This summer, the parish’s weekly offering through the collection basket has averaged $1,008 per week. This represents a cash shortfall of $3,200 over the last two months for the parish what the parish needs to cover its regular operating expenses.

St. Philip Parish’s collection amounts over the last several weeks were as follows:

August 25, 2019 – $944 | August 18, 2019 – $942 | August 11, 2019 – $1,065 | August 4, 2019 – $1,028 | July 28, 2019 – $1,018 | July 21, 2019 – $998 | July 14, 2019 – $968 | July 7, 2019 – $1,270 | June 30, 2019 – $866

St. Philip Parish Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the six months ending June 30, 2019.

A hard copy of the report is available in this weekend’s parish bulletin.

The latest report can also be viewed here.

To view previous reports, please visit the St. Philip’s TAC page and look for it under the heading, “TAC Reports to Parishioners and Other Reports.” Parishioners will find links to past TAC reports starting with the quarter ending September 30, 2013.

St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council Issues Latest Report

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the three months (year-end) ending December 31, 2018.

A hard copy of the report was available in this weekend’s parish bulletin.

The 2018 Year-End Report can also be viewed here.

To view previous reports, please visit the St. Philip’s TAC page and look for it under the heading, “TAC Reports to Parishioners and Other Reports.” Parishioners will find links to past TAC reports starting with the quarter ending September 30, 2013.

St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council Issues its Latest Report to Parish Community

The St. Philip Temporal Affairs Council has issued its latest report for the three months ending September 30, 2018. A hard copy of the report will be available this weekend.

The quarterly report can also be viewed here.

To view previous reports, please visit the St. Philip’s TAC page and look for it under the heading, “TAC Reports to Parishioners and Other Reports.” Parishioners will find links to past TAC reports starting with the quarter ending September 30, 2013.