Annual Pastoral Appeal 2017
Rejoice in Hope
During the commitment weekend for the 2017 Annual Pastoral Appeal: Rejoice in Hope, all are asked to join Bishop Parkes and all 81 parishes and missions of our diocese in making a pledge/gift for the benefit of our parish and, more importantly, the many in need throughout the five counties of our diocese. Every gift is valuable. Sometimes it is hard to envision how your one gift could make a difference in an organization the size of our diocese, but it does. Every Catholic family, in each parish, united, can advance the mission of Christ, loving and serving one another. In times of change and transition, our gifts from God may be more difficult to identify; but we must remember God blesses each of us every day and there is no limit to his mercy. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Our focus is not equal gift, but equal sacrifice. Give a gift of hope to someone in need. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our parish and our diocesan faith community in so many ways.
Your Generosity Made It Possible
Another way APA helps us at St. Paul’s …
When we generously support the Annual Pastoral Appeal, we enable God’s work to be done in ways in our diocese that no individual parish could accomplish.
But, did you know how it also benefits us in real tangible ways right here at St. Paul’s?
Our ministry members can remember how for many years the St. Michael building (formerly known as the Youth “Den”), was limited in use, because we didn’t have a restroom facility.
Adding a new restroom in that building was not an inexpensive proposition since the nearest water and sewer connection were almost 200 feet away, requiring a separate lift station.
Fortunately, with the “dividend” that St. Paul’s received from meeting our past years APA commitment, we had the funds to be able to make this important parish improvement.
Now, because of this, we are blessed to have yet another “fully equipped” meeting/gathering space for the ministries and groups that continue to expand in our parish!
Thank you for supporting
the Annual Pastoral Appeal!
Thank you for supporting
the Annual Pastoral Appeal! Click HERE to pledge today!
FATHER OF ALL,
You have entrusted your world to us as a gift. Awaken our praise and thankfulness for all that you have made. Give us the grace to nourish our relationships with You, ourselves, one another and all of creation. Help us to imitate your love for the human family by recognizing that we are all connected. Inspire us to protect all life and to prepare for a future filled with justice, peace, beauty and love. Lord, You breathe life into us. Guide us to live according to your vision. Stir us into action, that we will be a source of hope and life for the people of our generation and those who will follow. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we lift up this prayer to you, our Father, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord. Amen.