Due to the COVID-19 and recent suspension of public Masses, this year the Bishop’s Annual Appeal was moved from May and instead began the weekend of July 11-12. I know there are many obligations and concerns facing each of you and your families, but please consider supporting the ministries and programs made possible through the generosity of the people of faith.
The overall goal for the Diocese this year is $6.85 million and our parish share of the Appeal is $148,468. If we exceed this goal, all excess payments received will come back tax free to us and go towards the Our Lady Appeal. This year’s Our Lady Appeal will focus on replacing some of our HVAC units for the church building—one unit costs about $82,000. Any additional funds are planned to go toward audio-visual equipment, which will help us adapt to some of the more permanent effects of the Coronavirus outbreak and reach our parishioners in new, exciting ways.
Be assured of my gratitude for your gift – whatever the amount – and of my continuing prayers for you and your loved ones! We encourage everyone to go online to columbuscatholicgiving.org to make a secure pledge and/or gift.
However, if you prefer, extra pledge envelopes will also be available to pick up at Our Lady.
|BAA Goal||OLA Goal||Pledged||Funds Back to OLPH|
|2020||$148,468||$125,000||It’s up to You||In Gratitude!|
Let us pray for the success of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. I am confident that together, with everyone’s participation, our parish will exceed our goal. I thank you for the generosity that you have shown in the past as I pray for our parish family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Monsignor John K. Cody
Administrator Pro Tem