Wooden rectangular offering collection box with hinged lid and fretted handle. 66.5cm (L) x 13.5cm (H) x 15cm (W). Green lining on base of interior, with metal hinges. Simple rectangle carved on each of the four sides. Donated by Church of St Teresa.
During the Offertory at Mass, we offer up not just bread and wine, but also gifts (of alms) for the church or the poor. The Offertory at Mass is an integral part of the Sunday liturgy, not just because it is the primary means by which the parish receives financial support from the parishioners, but because it is also an expression of our gratitude to God for the blessings He has given us to return a portion of them back to Him for use by His Church. By our baptism as Catholics, we are called to be stewards of God’s gifts to us, where stewardship is defined as a return of money, time, and talents to God as an expression of our thankfulness for his blessings.
Cat: Ecclesiastical/ Offertory
Ref: 2016.12/A15/STC /R4-S1