From the Pastor’s Desk

My Dear Parishioners,

As summer approaches and things are winding down, I want to share some thoughts with you regarding our parish budget.

First and foremost, I am so grateful for the many sacrifices each of you makes to support our parish. We can not survive without your generosity. I am in the process of preparing the parish budget for 2024-2025 and I have spoken to you about the possibility of increasing your Offertory Gift. I believe we need to pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance in what we can give to show our gratitude to God for all our parish means to each of us. As you know, we do not receive any financial assistance from the Diocese or from the government. We are responsible to pay our own parish expenses. As of today, our parish is approximately $25,000 in the red.

Before any cuts are made, I again want to ask for your help in this important matter. I know you understand your finances better than anyone. You know your limits. However, I would like you to consider the possibility that each working person give one hour’s wage in the Offertory Collection each week.

I trust in you and pray that the Lord will guide your decision.

Thank you again for all you do.

All God’s Blessings,
Msgr. Maresca