from the Pastor

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February 01, 2015

  • Congratulations to Fr, Ken Wolfe on his ordination on Monday, January 26. Thanks to all who helped make his ordination such a memorable event.
     
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Church has an enviable reputation for generosity to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Among Msgr. Todd’s many gifts was the fact that he did not harass when asking for your assistance. As your pastor now for almost five years, I hope to follow that example. I ask that you consider many of the worthy ministries that are in need of our support and help where you can.  Once a year, the Bishop appeals to the entire Catholic community to donate the funds needed to run the Diocese. Our goal last year was $217,300. We did make our goal in 2014, as we have every year, but only with the help of some generous “angels.”

    Our goal this year is again $217,300. Without a greater number of “angels” helping this year, we simply will not succeed. I know  how much Bishop Kicanas depends on St. Thomas to help him with the poorer parishes. All I ask is that you do the best you can.  We never call or send dunning letters. Every offering, however small, is important. It is also very much appreciated.

    As you may or may not know, I am not a Valentine pastor like Msgr. Todd. This is the good news! The bad news is that my birthday is nine days later! It would be wonderful if we could make our goal by February 23!

Blessings . . . Fr. John