Did you know that your gift to this year’s diocesan appeal helps support our retired priests, provides educational support to our catechists and lay leaders, and supports the formation of men to the priesthood and the diaconate? These are just a few areas in which Bishop Malloy uses your gift. May God bless in a special way all of you who have and who regularly participate in this annual appeal. For those who don’t regularly give to this appeal, please consider giving a gift this year. As a rule of thumb, we recommend a tithing (10%) goal of your income distributed 5% to the parish, 1% to this appeal, and 4% to the combined appeals and other worthy causes.
As of 7/22/2016 we have recorded the following gifts:
St. Mary's diocesan goal: $76,105.00
Pledges received: $67,549.66
# of registered parishioners: 1360
# of parishioners responded: 209
% participation: 15.4%
As you can see, we have made significant progress toward this year's diocesan goal. Every gift, no matter how small, brings us closer to this $76,105 goal. If you didn’t receive a mailing from the Diocese, envelopes are available in the pews and at the entrances of the church. I ask those who have not responded to this appeal for your help to put us over the top now! Everything we receive over our goal is returned to the parish. Likewise, we must contribute any shortfall from our Sunday offertory collections. Remember, you can pledge a gift now and pay it quarterly or over 10 months! You may securely pledge or give online to this appeal at https://www.rockforddiocese.org/donate.
We are truly grateful and blessed by all who trust in the Lord and give sacrificially of their treasure to St. Mary’s Parish and to this annual diocesan appeal.
Click on picture above to give online. Please be as generous as you can!
To watch the 2016 appeal video, click here
Click on the graphic above for more information on the Jubilee of Mercy
Click here for information on St. Mary's Year of Mercy activities