Our parish has a number of big projects in progress at the moment such as the new organ, a ventilation system & new speaker system for the church & a new residence for priests at Maria’s Minde. We have to take out a loan of kr 7 million, with repayment over many years, in order to complete these projects & therefore we need to improve the parish economy. Regular giro donations from parishoners are very important, in addition to the collections at masses. There are 9000 households in the parish but only 115 people have signed a giro donation agreement. Everyone who signs an agreement is entitled to an Income Tax reduction for their donation. More information, in Norwegian, is available at the back of the church along with the form which must be filled in. Forms are also available on the parish website. Signed forms can be handed in to either the parish office or the sacristy. A big thank you to all who sign a giro agreement.
Father Michel Beckers, a former parish priest at St.Paul, will be visiting Bergen next week. He will be the main celebrant at the 11 am mass on 21st & 28th June.