Bulletin Letter – 9/20/20

Dear Parishioners,

A few updates:

I would like to clarify something from a previous bulletin article.  You might remember that I mentioned a few weeks ago that our Payne church sustained some minor wind damage during a strong storm.  I also mentioned that we did not at that time know the full amount of what it would cost to repair the damage and that I would update everyone when we found out more.  Unfortunately, this caused some confusion and concern and, as a result, some parishioners have approached me with questions.  They have expressed to me that, as written, that article gave the appearance that I was requesting donations for something that our insurance would cover.  Please be assured that this was certainly not my intention!  My primary intention was to keep everyone informed about things happening on our campuses and what we would be potentially spending money on.

Regarding the insurance, the wind damage sustained on our Payne church was only superficial and minimal.  The inspection did not reveal any signs of structural damage, so the estimated cost of repairs was not as high as we expected.  In order to process a claim through the diocesan insurance, repairs must exceed a specified amount.  Because the cost of our repairs does not exceed that amount, we cannot process a claim through the insurance.  Therefore, the amount will be paid by the parish.  Again, this is not a large amount, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Dianne at the parish office.

On another note, I am happy to inform everyone that we have received enough donations to cover the entire cost of the needed repairs on the Marian grotto of our Paulding campus prayer garden.  Thank you to all of the parishioners who made this possible!

Speaking of repairs, it is worth mentioning that since the COVID restrictions have been implemented, we have not been able to take up any second collections at the weekend Masses.  This means, of course, that we have not been receiving as many donations as we normally do for our building and maintenance fund.  However, it is still possible to donate.  You can put these donations into the Sunday collection boxes (please specify if it’s a gift for the maintenance fund).  If you have any questions, please contact Dianne at the parish office.

One last update: Due to a few weddings that are on our calendar at the beginning of October, the Saturday Latin Mass for October will be happening on October 17 instead of the first Saturday of the month.


Fr. Ammanniti