It’s that time of year again – the Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC) is upon us! Last year, you generously gave $131,622 towards our goal. I need to call upon your generosity again to this worthy cause. Our parish’s new goal is $164,261. Do you know what that money is used for? Here’s a few examples.

Do you remember our seminarian from last summer, Nick Biever? Nick is attending seminary at St. Meinrad. God-willing, Nick will be a priest in a few years. Until then, the diocese pays for his room and board, tuition, and health insurance. Your CPC dollars will offset the cost of Nick’s education and are an investment in the future of the priesthood in our diocese. Hopefully, he will be your pastor someday!

Jesus commands each of us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and complete many other works of mercy. Personally, I do this when I can, but my duties in life keep me from doing these things every day. Our CPC dollars go to fund the work of Catholic Charities. They are able to carry out all those works of mercy more effectively than we ever could on our own.

We all know someone who has gone through the process of an annulment so that they can marry in the Church. Annulments are a time of healing and reflection. They also require many hours of work by lawyers (called “canon lawyers”) specially trained in the law of the Church. We are blessed to have excellent canon lawyers in our diocese! One reason why we are able to offer annulments free-of-charge is because of the CPC.

In your goodness, please consider giving as much as you can afford to the Catholic Parishes Campaign. If you haven’t already received a pledge card, you should get one in the mail in the next few days. Please return it to the office or place it in the collection basket by October 17th. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Fr. Ryan










































































































































































































































































































































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