This weekend is Catholic Faith Appeal (CFA) KICKOFF SUNDAY in the Diocese of Venice. Your own Parish Priests have preached on the virtues of Charity and Generosity.
Today you received the PLEDGE CARD. I ask that your PLEDGE CARD be a reminder during this week to PRAY to God about how much you can PLEDGE each month ($10 / $15 / $20 / or maybe $50).
Our Parish theme is Personal Pledge Participation! In 2013, our parish participation was 18%. In 2014 our parish participation was 22 %. Our Goal for 2015 is 26 %. We can reach our goal with your Personal Pledge Participation!
When Our Lord teaches us that we are His COMPANION to build the Kingdom of God, we understand the meaning of being COMPANIONS with Our Lord. The word companion comes from Medieval Latin (con-panis = with bread). It means he who shares and eats the same bread. We are COMPANIONS with fellow Catholics in the Diocese; this is the purpose of the Diocesan Catholic Faith Appeal.
Next weekend is PLEDGE SUNDAY. We can then join as COMPANIONS in Building up the Kingdom of God through our Personal Pledge Participation!
Sincerely, Fr. Richard York, Pastor
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