2023 Parish Annual Appeal Letter

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August 7, 2023

Dear Parishioner:

With the coming change of seasons, I truly hope that this letter finds you well. With the pandemic in a more manageable place, life is beginning to return to some level of normalcy. However, times are still challenging. We are still witnessing a great deal of uneasiness and turmoil throughout the world: wars, economic uncertainties, food scarcity, and the like. We need, perhaps now more than ever, the stability and focus our traditions and institutions provide. Our faith reminds us to take the opportunity, as the moments of our lives unfold, to savor all of the blessings God places before us and open our eyes to the wonders of His presence. With the beginning of each new day, we have an opportunity to give rightful praise and gratitude to our Creator and live, as fully as possible, the Good News of Jesus Christ. Doing so provides us with the resolve to face whatever comes our way with fortitude and hope.

Our parish, while a vibrant, growing community, still has spiritual and financial responsibilities it needs to meet. I am grateful that we have been able, through your generosity, to maintain our facilities, parish ministries, and services in good and proper order. We continue to develop new and creative ways of keeping ourselves connected to our mission by fostering new opportunities for Evangelization and Discipleship, fine-tuning our social media and communication avenues, and continue our planning for the future. We have many talented individuals on staff, especially in the areas of Faith Formation and Music Ministry, who greatly enrich our worship and parish life experience. Therefore, I ask for your help in making our 2023 Annual Collection a success. The monies generated from this yearly appeal are already earmarked in our parish budget for our operational expenses, which include parish operations, maintenance, ministries, and services. This past year has seen the introduction of regular Hospitality Socials, monthly Evening Prayer Services, enhanced music programs, and the beautiful Corpus Christi Procession, to name just a few. The continued success of our parish, materially, pastorally, and spiritually relies on your generous support. Will you consider helping us this year?

Our parish makes Christ’s love visible every day, and there are so many who work tirelessly in order to advance the mission of God’s church. Every weekend people, especially younger people, tell me how excited and grateful they are to be a part of our parish family. Even people in other parts of the world join us regularly. We are a beacon of light and hope in a world that can be very dark! I am grateful for your continued support, especially your support of our 2023 Annual Collection. Please prayerfully consider this request. Donations can be made payable to SS. Isidore and Maria Parish.

Thank you again for considering this appeal! There is much work to do. So many people need to hear the voice of God and discover the depth of life, peace, and love that only He can bring. Without the tangible presence of our faith, where would we be?

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Mark S. Suslenko, Pastor

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