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Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2021-2022

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2021-2022

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Dear Church,

I am sure we can all agree that this year has been another challenging year. However, with your generous support we have weathered the storm, and as we initiate the Grand Annual Appeal for 2021, Saint Patrick Parish continues to be an exceptional and vibrant community of faith; from our life of worship, to our school, to the varied ways in which our parishioners serve our community and the needy among us. For such Christian faith and witness of life, I am eternally grateful.

As you know, the regular means of parish income is our weekly offertory. Since the COVID19 Pandemic, our offertory has significantly decreased as fewer people are physically attending Mass. Thus, I would like to make a concerted effort to try and increase our offertory collection and decrease our costs by urging everyone to please consider online giving. Please consider participating in our on-line giving through either using the donation tab on our website, or establishing Saint Patrick Parish as a vendor on your online bill pay system.

The other major source of parish income is our Grand Annual Appeal. The money received from the Grand Annual Appeal supplements what we receive from the Sunday offertory so that the life of our parish, detailed in the parish fiscal report, can continue and even grow. Your participation in the Grand Annual Appeal will help us to repoint the masonry around the property, continue with the necessary repairs on all the stained-glass windows, and obtain a security system for the parish and school. As I mentioned last year, I know the repair list is long but just think of everything we have already accomplished!

I hope you will consider a gift of $300.00 or more to help us reach our Grand Annual Appeal goal of $120,000. You can mail the enclosed commitment card with your donation, no matter what the amount, as every gift helps, or visit our website at www.stpatrickstoneham.org to make a gift online.

God has blessed us richly with the gift of faith and a wonderful community of faith. Thank you for your willingness to accept the calling and mission of your baptism, and thank you for helping to sustain the life and work of Saint Patrick Parish!

Sincerely,

Fr. Mario