Every donation (ie. envelopes or cash) that is made to the church each Sunday is subject to a tax that is sent to the Diocese of Ottawa. What remains of the donation is used to support the church to pay the ongoing costs of running the parish, ie. electricity, heat, supplies, maintenance, pastor salary, etc. Due to the repairs required on St. John’s church bell tower, the Diocese has granted us an exemption until Dec. 31, 2015 on any donations made specifically targeted to the ‘Building Fund’. If you wish to give a donation to this project or know of someone who would like to give to the church, simply mark ‘Building Fund’ on your weekly envelope or place the donation in a separate envelope marked accordingly or sent a donation by mail to the office. Tax receipts will be provided.