Special Weekend Ahead……IGNITE!
Greetings to all! I trust and pray that you and your loved ones are healthy and doing as well as possible during our continued pandemic times. Please know that you are in our daily mass prayers and intentions, and you are constantly in my thoughts. Just wanted to address a major request from our Cardinal! As you probably noticed in the bulletin last week the Cardinal has asked every parish in the Archdiocese to participate in the IGNITE campaign. This is a campaign that is ongoing in every parish, at the Cardinal’s request. We will have some representatives from the Chancery office who will be in our narthex the weekend of September 18th and 19th to give us more information and solicit our pledges and/or contributions. This campaign benefits the building of the new dormitory for Saint Mary’s Seminary, the programs for Adult Education in the Archdiocese and programs on our college campuses and supports our Chaplains in the Medical center. This fund will be widely used throughout the diocese and is very necessary for the continued functioning and growth of our archdiocese. And the best part is…. for every dollar we collect we get 33% of it back – so if I give $100.00, the parish will get $33.33 back…so it is a win – win situation for the archdiocese and for our parish. I hope you will read and listen to all that you will be seeing and hearing about IGNITE….This is a onetime campaign for the Archdiocese and will not be repeated each year……a one time shot…so we can give it our all. Please take special note of the letter in last weeks bulletin and also the continued advertisements you will see in the upcoming bulletins. May God bless you and yours and let us all do our best to remain healthy both in body and soul.