Are We Doing Well – Financially?
Each Sunday we publish the previous Sunday’s collection. This is doing so that the parishioners can get a better idea of just how well (or poorly) the parish is doing with its finances. It is primarily from this collection, among other kinds of contributions, that we have the financial ability to continue running the parish. Without this continuing support we are “dead in the water”. We can’t pay our bills with kind hearts, and well intentioned prayers – only $$$ will work.
These days, Mass attendance is down and therefore, the collection are down. While we know that the real purpose of participating at Mass is the true worship of God, we need to think about the responsibility that each parishioner owes to the next to help support the parish in its spiritual take of proclaiming the kingdom of God here in our neighborhood.
We need to stay here and be of value to the whole community by being an example of the kingdom created and proclaimed by Jesus.