A few Sundays ago, I attended Mass at St Mary of the Angels.

The Church wardens dis- tributed to all parishioners the Statement of Income and Expenditures for 2010 and Budget for 2011, while Fr John-Paul Tan took time to briefly explain the report.

I think St Mary of the Angels did an excellent job informing and sharing with parishioners how the monies/donations are being utilised. This is truly transparent and the right way to go.

I urge all Catholic churches to follow what St Mary of the Angels has done by publishing their financial report and distributing to parishioners.

In this way, should there be any shortfall, parishioners will be more than willing to contribute.

The people should have the right to know where the collections and/or donations are being used.  n

Gerard Lee, Singapore

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