OUR PARISH CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IS NOW AVAILABLE ! (Click here)
TAP POINT DONATION TERMINALS
FROM THE CDF UPDATE NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019
‘Tap and Give’ Trial a Success in South Yarra‘
‘Tap and Give’ technology has been given the thumbs up by the Parish of South Yarra community, with an increasing number of parishioners opting to contribute via cashless donation points.
The Parish of South Yarra, comprising Saint Joseph’s Church and Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Church, was one of four Parishes that have been trialling the ‘Tap and Give’ system, offering a convenient and secure alternative for the growing number of parishioners who may not always carry cash.
“Paying for things by card is what people do in other places, and it is increasingly something they welcome at Church on the weekend or a fundraiser,” explains Parish Priest Father Brian Buckley OSA. “We appear to be heading in the direction of a cashless society and we need to provide this option.”
The ‘Tap and Give’ terminals work as a portable electronic payment system. The donation points are loaded with a set value, such as $5 or $10. Parishioners simply tap their card on the device to make an electronic donation.
The system has been embraced by the diverse Parish community, with the portable devices being used across other fundraisers aside from Masses such as youth group events and even a recent Bunnings ‘sausage sizzle’.
Copies of the latest issue of “The Augustinian” magazine are available at the church door this weekend featuring the commissioning of the first community to Vietnam.
At the end of August Frs Phu Tran, Michael Sullivan and Tan Hoang (above) embarked on their new mission to establish the first Augustinian community in Vietnam.
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH PASTORAL ASSISTANT
The Parish is delighted to announce the appointment of a pastoral assistant, Stefphy Coosnapa, to our pastoral team. We welcome her among us.
As part-time parish personnel she will be involved in a variety of ministries, from liturgy, visitation, sacramental programs and of course, our ministry to young people, YAM.