As we begin our Ordinary Time, I have to admit there’s nothing ordinary here! As we prepare for Saint Francis de Sales’ feast day (24th) this week, we have reason to celebrate the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary. I am humbly in awe over the tremendous response and support so many offered for the $400,000 Memorare Center Match that was offered by three of our founding and legacy families…truly a sacrifice of love. Our parish’s future needs were placed in your hands and you tenderly took care of it. At the point of me writing this article, we have enough pledges that allow us to receive all of the matching monies. Further, we have been promised a bequest on behalf of another family that will allow us to continue the matching program for another $100,000 to help us reach our goal for our parish’s capital repairs. This additional gift can be used for a direct dollar for dollar match until January 31st. Extraordinary blessings! Thank you Mary Help of Christians and know you are in my prayers of praise.
Pax, Fr. Bline