CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL We have a parish target of $106,692. You have generously donated $78,092.00 of which $67,778.00 was donated directly to us and $10,314.00 was donated online. This total represents 74% of our target of $106,692. This leaves us with $28,600.00 more to go. Please help us out. If you have not yet contributed you may still do so. We need the support of all our parishioners in order to reach our target. I am still hopeful we can go over our target so we can use the overage for some special projects at the parish. Thank you for your continued support of this important appeal.
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CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
We have a parish target of $106,692. You have generously donated $65,083.00 of which $55,623.00 was donated directly to us and $9,460.00 was donated online. This total represents 61% of our target of $106,692. This leaves us with $41,609.00 more to go. Please help us out. If you have not yet contributed you may still do so. We need the support of all our parishioners in order to reach our target. I am still hopeful we can go over our target so we can use the overage for some special projects at the parish. Thank you for your continued support of this important appeal.
Selection of Parish Council
On Pentecost weekend June 3-4 the parish will select new members to the parish council. I want to invite every adult member of the parish to consider being a nominee.
The main quality that a candidate must have is a genuine desire to help the parish do even better at fulfilling its mission. In terms of a time commitment it is not too demanding. You will need to make the commitment to attend the monthly meetings (we do not meet in the summer) make a few phone calls each month in order to get input/feedback from the parishioners and approximately twice a year coordinate the coffee and donuts fellowship on Sunday.
The selection will take place by putting all the names of all the nominees/candidates in a container at two of the Masses on Pentecost weekend. I will pull a name and that person will serve on our council. The term of office will be for three years.
What is great about this system is that everyone in the parish has an equal opportunity serve on the parish council. All I need is to hear from you saying you are willing to serve. Please call me at the rectory or tell me when you see me at Mass or at a meeting. I am looking forward to hearing from you and possibly serving with you on parish council. I will need to hear from you by Wednesday May 31st.
Thanks for considering this important matter.
Today is the day throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit that we give our support to the many good works that are done on the Archdiocesan level. We do our part on a parish level to help the outreach that we do as a Catholic Church in Southeastern Michigan.
We have a parish target of 106,692. In order to reach our target, I am calling upon all parishioners to help. Please use the envelope that was mailed to you. If for some reason you did not receive one, we have them available in the pews.
If you are not a member of the parish and feel some attachment to our parish, a donation would be greatly appreciated and help us attain our goal. Please use one of the envelopes in the pews.
I thank all of you who made your donation or pledge today. You have done this as an expression of your faith and your desire to help the Archdiocese and our parish. If you were not able to contribute today, I ask you to please do so by mail this week or bring it to Mass next weekend. As I have mentioned before, will be very grateful and happy when we reach our goal. Thank you for your cooperation.
You have just seen the video message from Archbishop Vigneron asking you to give your support to the 2017 Catholic Services Appeal. I urge you to help our parish reach our target as we do our part to support the mission and the good works of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
This week you will be receiving in the mail a letter from myself a pledge card, return envelope and a prayer card. Next weekend is CSA weekend throughout the Archdiocese. I ask you, if at all possible to make your donation or pledge next weekend. If you did not donate last year please help us this year. If you donated last year, please consider raising your gift this year. I am suggesting that you consider a $250 donation this year to help us reach our goal. If you are a regular visitor to our parish and would like to help us out, it will be greatly appreciated. This year we are adding the option of electronic giving to anyone who wishes to donate in that manner. All you have to do is access our website, www.olorcc.org, and click on the green Online Giving tab in the upper right hand side of the home page and select the CSA fund. Our parish target this year is $106,692.
So in the spirit of sharing what we have and realizing a certain responsibility that we share as Catholics in the mission of the Church, I ask you to be generous to the CSA and help me and most importantly our parish and the Archdiocese.