From The Pastor: 7-1-2018
Some thank-yous and some updates:
Thanks to all those who volunteered at our Festival this year. It appears that we had an exceptional festival! We will tell you what profit we made when we have all the numbers in. Thank God for the glorious weather those three nights.
A special thank you to Marcie Warner who is leaving as DRE this month. She did a great job with Vacation Bible School. While Marcie will not be employed here, she assured me that we she will volunteer and help Earl Tropp, our new full-time DRE.
Thanks to all of our parishioners who have been so welcoming to our summer visitors. We get many visitors throughout the year and our hospitality is important.
We welcome Eileen Rusnack as our new Coordinator of Parish Ministries. Eileen will start this month and while she will be working just roughly ten hours a week, I know she will be a great asset in organizing, facilitating and assessing the many ministries we have in our parish! Welcome, Eileen!
A special thanks to a parishioner who left us a bequest of $114,000. Think about St. Joan of Arc when you are making our your will.
We are going to have another great year financially in the parish. Thanks for your great generosity. One of the things that I have been hearing is that our financial reporting in the bulletin is confusing to may people. (Some people read that and seem to think that we are not doing well financially! Nothing can be further from the truth!) We will be looking at a new way of reporting our finances each week in the bulletin.
Our Centennial Project is well underway. We will probably be starting a Capital Campaign in the Fall.
Finally, as you might have read or heard on the news, the Grand Jury Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse has been delayed in being opened to the public but we still expect it to be published. Let us continue to pray for the victims of all sexual abuse and continue to make strides in preventing it in the Church!
Have a great summer!
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