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  • Mary Hanna 3 years

    What about the First Communion crowds and the same for confirmation?  Surely they collected more than the usual collections.  I will not commit to this technology.

  • Lynn Bale 3 years

    I think this should be a gradual process as not all Parishioners are going to be Technology Savy. I would hate to see our  Priests suffer because they don’t get enough in the first collection.  The Second collection is not so bad because a lot of  people have got use to direct debit and credit card Payments.  Still quite a few people still used the Envelope System. I would  be interested to see how much money  Parishes got for the first collection when the Churches have been closed and online methods were only way to go.

  • EB 3 years

    This is not a welcome move. I use cash more now than ever as a hedge against the insidious and evergrowing government control over our lives. Once they eliminate cash they control us evermore. Shame on the Church for falling prey to this. You don’t think these atheistic socialists who run our world now won’t use this to silence believing Catholics who refuse to kowtow to the liberal dogma they push?

  • Giuseppe Gigliotti 3 years

    Another option is what we do in Mersey Leven Parish in Tasmania. A basket is place on a pedestal at from to the church in the aisle. We are invited to place our envelopes and/or cash into the basket as we enter for Mass or leave after Mass. This works because we are ushered to our seats via the middle aisle to maintain “social distancing” of 1.5 metres.  We are also ushered to receive communion one side of the church at a time, starting from the front row.. Peace and Good to you all
    Giuseppe G