08/04/13 Pastor’s Message

August 12th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk

Take a Chance and Support Our Parish at the Same Time

By the time you read this, you should have received a letter from me, with raffle tickets enclosed.  The letter invites one and all to come to the Apple Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  You will be hearing much more about that in the weeks to come.

I would like to focus first on the raffle.  As you may know, the Apple Harvest Festival is essentially our only major fundraiser for the parish itself (operating account) during the year.  The other fundraisers (Mardi Gras, pasta supper, etc.) have traditionally benefited the Mission Trip.  I would strongly urge that you do all you can to support the raffle, which accounts for about half of all the profit we realize for the festival.  Bring your tickets to the office or family gatherings – they are a bargain at $5.00.  If you need more to sell, we always have extras in the Parish House.

We have a great array of prizes this year:  cash payout of $3000.00, a $1000.00 gift certificate to Dinova’s, $750.00 worth of heating oil, a 50” flat screen TV, and of course, our ever-popular quilt, handmade with love by our own quilting group.  We thank all of our sponsors, namely Dinova’s Four Corners Store, L.F. Powers, Inc. oil company, Crowley Auto Group, and the wonderful quilters.  We could not do this without the generosity of our sponsors.

I cannot emphasize enough that we need every family in the parish to participate in both the raffle and the Apple Harvest Festival.  It will simply not be a success without the wonderful volunteers, and all who “pitch in” behind the scenes.

Let’s all take a chance on the raffle, and build community spirit (and raise some money, too)!

Hey…Do you want to buy a ticket?  Take a chance and we all win!!

Yours in the Peace of Christ,

Fr. Dennis J. Vincenzo


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