Celebrating 100 Years of Faith and Our Future
Dear Friends and Parishioners:
Saint Julia’s is celebrating 100 years of faith and our parish needs your help and financial support to secure a vibrant future. Our Catholic faith is largely lived on the local level of the parish community and your contributions provide our parish’s only source of income. Saint Julia Parish strives to accomplish our ongoing mission of evangelization with sacramental ministries, faith formation, works of charity and service.
This past year, the parish has embraced some new outreach ventures and enhanced other existing ministries. We have teamed with Neustros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) to transform children’s lives in Central and South America and the Caribbean so that they can become productive and self-sufficient members of their communities. We have continued to provide assistance to refugee families seeking legal asylum. Through the efforts of our Faith Formation team we purchased, packaged and delivered some 10,000 simple dried meals for the impoverished population of Burkino Faso, West Africa. Our commitment to the needy in our midst continues through our ministries at Bristol Lodge, Pine Street Inn and contributions to the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and Food Pantry.
Our ministries, parish facilities and charitable outreach depend upon your generosity. The parish’s ongoing expenses for maintenance, utilities, salaries, educational and evangelical endeavors are presently not being met by parish collections. The 2019 Fiscal Year ended positively only due to an unexpected bequest of $60,000 from a parishioner’s will.
Please help our parish maintain financial stability by generously supporting our Saint Julia Parish 2019 Grand Annual Appeal. Our Budgeted Goal of $300,000 can only be met if all parishioners participate in some way. We request prayerfully considering a contribution or pledge of $750 with the hope that those who can give more will respond with greater generosity. Donations by means of stocks or bonds will be happily facilitated.
With sincere gratitude,
Fr. Mark Mahoney, Pastor
“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Saint Francis of Assisi