A bolt cutters was used to prize open a charity box in the latest of a series of attacks on churches in Co Donegal.
Thieves broke into St Brigids Church in Ballintra and snapped open a candle offertory box.
A sum of cash was taken in the break-in on Thursday afternoon last leaving parishioners outraged.
It is the latest in a series of robberies and attacks on local church across Donegal.
St Baithin’s church in St Johnston was also broken into recently and a sum money was taken from the sacristy.
Thieves forced open the door of the sacristy and a small amount of cash was stolen.
Just a few days later the Chapel of Ease in Fahan was targeted.
Intruders gained entry through the front door of the church which was open and then smashed open an internal lock as they search for valuables.
However, nothing was taken in the raid.
Gardai are also investigating a recent break-in to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Mountcharles.
The church was open at the time and a number of culprits entered the church.
They caused damage to candle boxes as well as the sacristy doors and escaped with a quantity of cash.
Gardai have not said if they believe the church breaks-in are connected in any way.
However, Garda Grainne Doherty advised church committees in the county to review their security measures.