The First Collection at Mass: Support of Priests
The first collection at Mass supports priests currently serving in the diocese as well as those who are retired or sick. A scheme introduced in July 2010 has standardised the level of remuneration of all priests in the diocese, in accordance with position held and years of service.
The generous support given by parishioners is greatly appreciated, especially in these times of economic hardship for everyone.
The Second Collection at Mass: normally Share
Unless otherwise stated the second collection is for Share.
Share was originally set up in the 1970s to provide funding to meet the needs of new and developing parishes. In more recent years, however, as the need for new churches diminished, Share has been used to refurbish parish churches, build parish pastoral centers and fund the diocesan administration of central services.
The Share collection is replaced by a number of special collections during the year. Details of these are available in the Diocesan Diary on the Dublin Diocese website