Category: Parish Life

Planned Giving: Pledge Freely

Brian Pretorius, Cape Town – Lots of the points raised in all the correspondence concerning parish fundraising and sustainability (February 15) are very valid  points. It is important for parishes to sustain themselves, and...

Sustainability of our Churches

Graham Pearson, Johannesburg – Sheldon Vandrey’s suggestion regarding the sustainability of our parishes (January 18) is excellent. I certainly know that in our parish, the priest is reluctant to talk about money and we...

Church Needs a Holistic Financial Review

Don de la Harpe, Cape Town -The slight frustration and disappointment expressed by Sheldon Vandrey in his article “Getting our parishes into the black” (January 18) is no doubt felt in many parishes. Mr...

Getting Our Parishes Into the Black

Many parishes face a monthly struggle to survive because their members are not giving enough support. SHELDON VANDREY proposes a solution. Last night I had a dream, literally, I had a dream. It was a...