We celebrate not only Independence Day, but the first year of Online Giving. It was our goal to register 100 families in the first year and we are very close to reaching that plateau. We thank you for your support and your generosity.
Just a few facts:
- Over $80,000 has been contributed through Online Giving in the first year.
- You are now able to contribute to the Grand Annual, the Capital Campaign and all special collections through Online Giving.
- The response by Online Givers to the "Friends of Sal" collection was overwhelming. Thanks so much for your recognition of our friend, Sal Caraviello.
- Sal would still welcome donations to the Encounter Program. Thirty-two of our teens pay significant money to spend a week donating their time ministering to people with many disadvantages. Still, although what they pay is substantial, it doesn't cover all the costs of the program. Because of the Online Giving program, you can donate through your credit card and any contribution you can make to help defray the expenses would be greatly appreciated.
- There are two special collections in July. Catholic University (July 10) and Church in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe (July 24).
God bless you for your continuing support of St. Mary's Parish.