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Today in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
25 June 2017

Go Make Disciples

Now that we are nearing the end of June and summer is officially underway, it is good time for a brief review of the offertory increase program that we began just after Easter. Of those who are active contributors, we had a very good 43% response rate and we also had 29 newly registered families who made a commitment. Of those who responded, 36% made a commitment increase of more than 30% over their giving rate of last year. Along with the other respondents, the overall commitments reflect a 23% increase in the offertory over previous donations. We had hoped for a modest increase in revenue from last year, but did not expect such a generous commitment from so many parishioners. With the new roof currently being installed on the church and the debt service on our Family Room construction last year, these revenues will help us to continue our mission and meet the needs of our growing family. I am grateful to God for such a generous spirit in our parish and thankful for the sacrificial giving of so many.

Backing up to last fall, we also had our diocesan Bishop’s Appeal. The Bishop’s Fruitful Harvest campaign is an appeal that takes place every two years, and it has been some time since we have made our pledge goal. Just as we were in the midst of our own offertory increase program a couple months ago, we also managed to meet our Fruitful Harvest pledge goal! This is another indication of the generous spirit of St. Elizabeth Seton. The gifts to the parish and to our diocese will be wisely invested, not just in the bricks and mortar of the buildings, but also in the people who make our church such a dynamic and wonderful force for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is particularly true in the expansion of our adult formation programs in the parish. The latest of these is a new “home-grown” men’s program called “Courageous” to be launched on September 9th. There are already a number of men on the leadership team who have been busy recruiting to make this program a real game changer for the men of the parish. With this kind of spirit and commitment among so many in the church we can expect great things in the months and years ahead. Thank you for making a difference.

Fr. Ted


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