April 2024 through April 2025

Dear Friends in Christ,

I have great news! The work on reinforcing the deteriorated columns of our church (ten in all) is complete! Through your generous contributions to the Stained Glass and Structural Reinforcement Project we were able to fund a substantial portion of the $1.2 million it cost. However, to wholly fund the cost, we had to withdraw the difference from our reserve funds.

Unfortunately, with the fiscal impact of the epidemic happening consecutively with the cost to secure the foundation of our church we were forced  to delay replacing the deteriorating roofs of the church and office building for several years. Now we are faced with no option other than to replace these roofs to prevent further interior damage from these failing roof systems.

Starting in April we will begin an in-pew campaign through second collections for a period of one year; except for previously scheduled special and second collections. Please know that 100% of your donations for the roof replacement project will be used to fund the roof replacement project. It is our intention that our regular offertory giving remains strong, which is crucial to support our day-to-day operations.

I am extremely grateful to all of you for your continuing generosity and commitment so that we may provide a clean and safe environment to practice our faith, educate our children in the faith and provide programs to enhance our faith as Roman Catholics all while having opportunities for welcoming fellowship and rewarding participation in the many ministry activities of Saint Joseph Catholic Community.

Blessings,

Father John