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"In Celebration of Sharing & Joyful Living"

Dear Parish Family,

How blessed we are at St. Mary’s Church!

Over the past year, I have gotten to know many of you and you have gotten to know me. For a small
parish we accomplish many great things. I am impressed with the many ministries here, at St. Mary’s, and am filled with pride at the many directions these ministries take.

Despite all the positive influences, St. Mary’s Church is faced with a challenging financial issue we must address in order to improve upon our facility and ministries.  There are some renovations that
need attention in an effort to keep our buildings safe and beautiful for all, and as faithful servants, the
expense falls on us. As a result, our parish leadership must confront these concerns by moving forward with a concerted effort to increase our Sunday offertory collection. Increasing our offertory will allow us to continue the mission of our church without operating in a deficit. I realize that much has already been asked of you. Some families and individuals are already experiencing difficult financial times. I am counting on the many, who are able, to make sacrifices and increase their weekly offering.

Please review the contents of this special brochure and consider how you can help our parish. Our
goal through this program is to substantially increase our regular offertory contributions. Other
parishes that have conducted similar programs have seen their offertory increase between 20% and 40%. Please review the suggested guidelines for giving which are enclosed. A special Commitment Sunday will be held at Mass the weekend of September 14th and 15th where each family will be asked to make a prayerful sacrifice and complete a commitment card of the gifts they will share to support the works of St. Mary’s Church. 

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this initiative. I can be reached by calling 815-467-2233, or by email at stmarysminooka@sbcglobal.net.  I am extremely appreciative of everyone’s past generosity to the parish. I thank you in advance for your support, understanding, and kindness.

Love and Prayers,

Fr. Tuan
Pastor

 

Guidelines for Giving


Click here to view Suggested Weekly Contributions
Based on Income


Click here to view Suggested Weekly Contributions Based on Percentage Increase
 



Please review the gift charts as you consider your commitment to St. Mary's Church. Each one of us has unique circumstances
and income. The gift charts serve as a guideline to help you determine an appropriate increase based on your means. The charts should be within the means of most parishioners. Please carefully and prayerfully consider your commitment level.

Thanks and Gratitude

 

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