Your contribution matters
We are not able to take a collection at the offertory at the moment but our costs continue to rise. Please support our mission and our running costs through a donation online or contactlessly in church.
New giving system - online and on terminals in church
We now have a new online and church system for making your offertory gift. To give online, and to confirm your gift aid details for giving in church, please click below. To confirm gift aid details please just give a nominal £1 online and follow the prompts for gift aid after the donation.
We were reminded of the importance of giving as members in our church in last Sunday’s gospel on the widow’s mite (reproduced below). The offertory procession is there to unite ourselves and what we give with the liturgy of the Eucharist. It is more difficult to give now that we cannot pass the collection along the row, but it is just as important.
From next weekend you will still be able to give cash, but we would recommend bringing a debit or credit card and paying that way – contactlessly or normally with a pin. Realistically this is now the new normal of how we will be giving our offering in church.
At all masses – Sunday and weekday – you will be able to give through the terminal before or after mass. We would encourage you to give before mass, as there is less likely to be a queue.
If you pay any tax we can also claim an extra £1 for every £4 you give through gift aid. This just requires confirming once for all future payments your address and your wish to give this way. This can be done at the terminal, but is much easier done in advance online. Please do help us to access this “free” extra money by signing up for this. The new system is separate from our existing gift aid system, so please sign up again even if you are already registered for gift aid with us.
Gospel – Mark 12:38-44
This poor widow has put in more than all
In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of lengthy prayers. The more severe will be the sentence they receive.’
He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the treasury, and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent of a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘I tell you solemnly, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury; for they have all put in money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.’
alternative ways of contributing:
Standing Order Online
To set up a standing order just contact AnnMarie for account details on 07737 862425 or by email
Single Direct Payment through online banking
You can make a direct payment to our bank account 40-05-20 41076426. The account name should be RCD A&B EAST BRIGHTON ST JOSEPHS AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST or as much of that as will fit.
Debit or credit card over the phone
To make a direct payment just contact AnnMarie the parish administrator on 07737 862425 during her office hours