LETTER FROM THE BISHOP
Through the Annual Appeal over the last few years, the community of the diocese has responded to the extraordinary situation of small parishes and missions that suffered disproportionately due to the financial impact of the pandemic restrictions.
Now that we are returning to more normal conditions and people can once again participate in parish life, the Appeal focus can turn to ministries that were either suspended or curtailed during the health emergency. This includes work with youth and young adults and university students, hospital ministry, the Rose Prince pilgrimage and other forms of evangelization and outreach.
The overall Appeal goal has risen, a step towards a return to pre-pandemic levels of support. In addition, the Appeal includes a new category for parish projects. The Appeal infrastructure provides an efficient means for each parish to address its own needs and over the last few years several parishes have taken advantage of this opportunity.
Who could have predicted recent history? Times have changed, but our need to be stewards of God's blessings to us is constant. I invite you to join me once again in supporting the Annual Appeal to build the community of faith, service and witness in our local Church.
+Most Reverend Stephen Jensen
IMPROVEMENT OF THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR LOFT
It is with joy that Fr. Rector shares with all the parishioners of Sacred Heart Cathedral: we continue to exceed our parish goal for 2022-23 Called Together: Giving, Sharing, Serving (Diocesan Appeal). To date, the expected parish rebate is $14,049.
At our recent Parish Finance Council meeting (April 27, 2023), the Council recommended to apply for an approval of the Bishop, that the choir loft will undergo improvement. The flooring of the choir loft is unfinished. It was recommended to have it carpeted.
We have received approval from Bishop Stephen Jensen to proceed with the project. The funds that will be used are from 2022-23 Called Together parish rebate. The work will commence on June 12, 2023.
Once again, THANK YOU for your continued generous support. It goes a long away! Blessings.
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