January 28, 2018
As you pick up your donation receipt this coming week, I’d like to say thanks to God and express my gratitude to all of you. You, the People of God, have shown your faithfulness and love to this parish community through your worship, your prayers, your donations, your service and your works of charity.
With your contributions we have sustained many ministries in the parish and maintained our church expenses, i.e. staff salaries, utilities, church maintenance, rectory maintenance, our program expenses, and supplies for the parish office.
You also contribute to the different local charity agencies, Diocese of Calgary, parishes in need, and other organizations of the universal Church such as St. Vincent de Paul, Caro, Foodbank, Women’s Shelter, Medicine Hat Prolife, Medicine Hat Pregnancy support, Champion Centre, Salvation Army, Refugee Families, Sisters of Divine Mercy, Red Cross, St. Agnes Parish in Carstairs, St. Mary’s in Cluny, Chaplaincy Program at Calgary University, Parish Success Group, Development and Peace, Together In Action (TIA), World Mission, Needs of the Church in Canada, Seminary Fund, Clergy Benefit Society, Disaster Relief, Clergy Retirement, the Holy Land, Pope’s Pastoral Work, and Catholic Education.
Our works of charity, prayers, donations and services are nothing more than the way we return our gratitude to God, the loving Father.
Did you know these numbers in 2017?
Professions of Faith: 06
First Communions: 87
Total receipts: $1,197,494 (Charity: 238,261 or 19.96%)