Caring for the Goods of the Parish

The “St. Mary’s Parish Property and Finance Council, Lucan” (or the Property and Finance Council as it is commonly known) was set up in 2008. It is a consultative group. Its role is to assist the co-Parish Priests with their responsibilities in the areas of parish property and related financial matters. While serving on the Council, members act in the best interests of the parish as a whole. Its Terms of Reference include assisting the co-Parish Priests by

  • co-ordinating the work of the parish’s property-related and financial committees/teams
  • monitoring the parish’s overall financial situation
  • advising on the strategic policy and approach to fundraising and the organization and procedures of the Parish Office
  • preparing annual accounts, budgets, projections, etc
  • reviewing operational costs, including insurance, utilities, and supplies, to ensure efficiency and value for money
  • costing and appraising all proposals in relation to the use, maintenance and development of parish property

The Council is chaired by Michael Barrett, the other members are Fr. Philip, Fr. Tom, Leo Hargaden (Secretary), Simon Cunningham, and Mary Jackson. Our parish Secretary, Deirdre Dowling, attends each meeting.

The Council believes that our beautifully restored Church building and very busy Parish Centre are a wonderful tribute to the many men and women of Lucan who worked for so many years to raise the funds to deliver the facilities we all enjoy today.

Please be assured that your continued support for the on-going running, maintenance, and improvements of facilities is deeply appreciated and that we, too, will play our part in ensuring that St. Mary’s remains a welcoming and vibrant parish for all.

Financial Statement

You can download the most recent Parish Financial Statement.


Want to contribute?

If you are not presently a supporter of the Parish and would like to play your part, you can go to the donations request page and fill in the online form.