Parish Update from Our Parish Staff - July 14, 2020

 

July 14, 2020
 
 
Dear Parishioners,
 
First, we want to take a moment to thank you for being a good steward of your time, talent, and treasure. Your continued support is appreciated. We are truly blessed to be part of a family united in Catholic faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and committed to one another in love and service.
 
In February, our Parish kicked off the 2020 Catholic Faith Appeal (CFA). The ministries and programs supported by the Catholic Faith Appeal embrace the pastoral, spiritual, educational and charitable needs of individuals, families and communities. The CFA responds to Diocesan-wide challenges that transcend Parish abilities and boundaries. It is truly the lifeline of the ten counties served by the Diocese of Venice. Furthermore, should we exceed our Parish goal, we will receive the overage to use for our own Parish needs.
 
Unfortunately, with the escalation of Covid-19, the message of the importance of the CFA was not conveyed as strongly as it has been in previous years. Our Parish has reached 85% of its goal. Having the opportunity to participate in making a difference in the lives of so many in our community is important in our spiritual growth. Therefore, we are writing you this letter to humbly ask that you once again support the Catholic Faith Appeal by donating on-line at SFOAChurch.com, dropping a check into the collection basket made payable to CFA, or by mail to the address above. We all give to the CFA as Catholics standing with you to help those in need.
 
There have been many times where you have shared God’s blessings with our Parish and the CFA. Please consider making a gift today.
 
Again, we are grateful for your generous stewardship. You are a vital part of this mission as we continue to grow our faith community.
 
Sincerely,
 
Priests and Staff of Saint Francis of Assisi Church