Grand Annual Collection

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"...Give what you have decided in your heart to give..."  
2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Dear Members of the Sacred Heart Family,

We face many challenges in a parish, and just like a home, timely repairs, maintenance, and upkeep of the Parish facilities are very important.    
 
Every October, our Parish is asked to call to mind the important needs of our Parish funded through the generosity of our Grand Annual Collection.  This year, the generosity of our parishioners through the Grand Annual is needed now more than ever. Critical priorities that require immediate attention include: 

  1. Rectory Staircase: The outer staircase leading to the Rectory and Parish Offices are in desperate need of repair and are in danger of collapsing.The repair cost is estimated at $25,000.
     

  2. Broken Pipe: In the Parish Hall near the Paris Street entrance, there is a broken pipe that needs repair. The repair cost is estimated at $4,000.
     

  3. Heating: The heating system in the Church and Hall needs to be re-zoned so that we are able to run heat simultaneously in the Church & Hall. The cost is estimated at $15,000.

I am asking for a total of $50,000 to cover these costs and any other unexpected costs which may arise, for example, increased heating costs, plumbing emergencies, air conditioning needs, etc. 

If each family contributes a one-time contribution of $230 or $29/week for 8 weeks, or $115/month for two months, we will meet our goal.  Our Grand Annual campaign began on the weekend of October 28, 2018, and will end on the weekend of April 7, 2019.
 
Please take time to prayerfully reflect upon this message of need, You can make your contribution online, drop it off in the collection box, mail it to the rectory or click on the donate button below.

In prayerful anticipation, please accept my sincere gratitude for your generosity in support of one another and the entire parish family at Sacred Heart Parish.   

In Christ, 

Fr. Guy Sciacca
Administrator