Last month I received a letter from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blountstown, Florida. I have copied the letter and placed it in our bulletin this weekend. I would really like you to take the time to read it. As you read, you will see they asked me to purchase 10 tickets for their raffle.
As you know, I am really motivated by the Phoenix Fire Department and their attitude of
"We can do better than that." Rather than just putting a check in an envelope and mailing it, We can do better than that as parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock!
Next week at all Masses we will take up a second collection to help this small rural parish in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida recover from Hurricane Michael. Let's really work together to generously respond to this, our sister parish! Saint Francis heard and responded to the words, "Francis, Francis, rebuild my Church!" Father Schamber is the Pastor of St. Francis in Blountstown, Florida. And his other parish is Holy Cross Church in Chattahoochee, Florida. The total yearly offering in Blountstown was only around $75,000 and about $50,000 at Holy Cross.
Let's come together and make a difference in the lives of these two parishes! This gives us a week to prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift!