Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am happy to share that Bishop Gainer will be coming to celebrate the 11:00 am Mass with us on Sunday, September 24th. After Mass there will be a ceremonial groundbreaking with light refreshments for us to enjoy. I, like you, am eagerly anticipating the day when dirt will begin to move and construction will be under way. This is an exciting time for our parish and I’m glad that our Bishop will be here to join in our celebration.
On a somewhat unrelated note, allow me to give you an update on the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal. To date we have received $98,890 in pledges towards the diocesan assessed goal of $106,400. This amounts to 92.95% of our target with $59,323.05 already paid. The parish will be paying the shortfall of $7510 from our parish account. Since we received a surplus last year, we are in good shape this year even if we came up a bit short.
Thank you again for all the ways you have supported our parish center project as well as the important diocesan ministries funded through the annual appeal.