Posts Tagged Annual Catholic Appeal

Bulletin Letter – 12/13/20

Dear parishioners, Our parish finance council recently convened for one of our regularly scheduled meetings and the following is a summary of what we discussed. As has already been mentioned in previous bulletin articles, our parish has exceeded our goal for the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal for

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Bulletin letter – 6/14/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ I am writing this bulletin letter in the weekdays after our opening of weekend public Masses. I’m so grateful that everything worked out as smoothly as it did for these first Masses. It really took a lot of work on the part

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Bulletin Letter – 2/16/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ It’s time once again to consider the Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal, which this year is entitled, “On Course With Christ”. Divine Mercy Parish has surpassed its goal for the appeal each year that I’ve been here; and it’s my understanding that we

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Bulletin Letter – 9/29/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                 +JMJ This past week, we had our first finance council of the new academic year. Following are highlights. We looked at the usual financial reports: the balance sheet, the profit-and-loss statement.We also heard from a council member who performed the most recent internal

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Bulletin Letter – 6/2/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ On May 16 we had another finance council meeting. Here are the main points of discussion. We pored over the most recent monthly reports: the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, the accounts payable summary, noting any significant differences between budgeted and

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Bulletin Letter – 3/10/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ It’s that time of year again to consider a donation to the Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal. I am very grateful and content that our parish continues to meet its ACA goal each year. It’s a very important statement we make in this way,

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Bulletin Letter – 10/7/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ We had a finance council committee meeting a couple weeks ago. Here are the highlights: First we introduced new members and reviewed the purpose of the finance council, since we have three new members who will join us this year, with three former

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Bulletin Letter – 3/25/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ I’m happy to let you know that a couple weeks ago I got a call from the Fr. Phil Smith, Vocations Director for the Diocese, asking us to take a seminarian for a couple summer months. Of course, I said yes, because our

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Bulletin Letter – 2/11/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Here is the opening prayer for the Mass of Ash Wednesday, which begins the holy season of Lent: Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils,

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Bulletin Letter – 2/4/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Next weekend Bishop Thomas begins his Annual Catholic Appeal, entitled “Giving With Faith, Hope and Love”.  I would like to encourage everybody to participate, even if only in a small way. Even if you send in only five dollars, that is so greatly

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