CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
I wish to give you an update on the progress of this Appeal at our parish. Because of the impact of the coronavirus this year’s Appeal is being conducted differently as all the mailing and the details of the campaign are being handled by the central offices of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Sensitive to the circumstances of this year the Archdiocese has reduced the targets at all parishes by 15%. So far we have not fared very well. As of October 3 we have received in cash and pledges $33,810.00 towards our goal of $74,308.00. This represents 45.5% of our target. There are issues here. We are concerned about our personal finances in light of the virus, you can make a case for conducting the Appeal at the parish, the absence of many parishioners at our Sunday Masses, and not being comfortable with electronic giving or mailing donations to the central offices.
This is where we are. I am grateful for the gifts and pledges already received. This is a challenge to us. If you have not donated yet, please do so as soon as you can. If you see yourself clear that you can help us with our shortfall, that would be wonderful. The smaller gifts all add up and make an impact. Larger gifts, however, are necessary if we are going to make our goal. Whatever you contribute it will be appreciated and help towards our goal. My request is that you donate something. Whatever the amount is, you are helping your parish and the Archdiocese.
If you prefer not to donate electronically, bring your gift to the church when you come to Mass or mail it to our parish office. We pray for the success of this year’s Catholic Services Appeal.
Blessings and good health,
Msgr. Gerald A. McEnhill