Catholic Appeal 2021
As our parish begins to answer the call for this year's Catholic Appeal, we wanted to share with our fel-low parishioners how our participation in the Catholic Appeal benefits our parish, individuals served by the Archdiocese, and the community as a whole.
Your participation in the Catholic Appeal does much more than support the important health and social services work of the Archdiocese. Your participation in the Catholic Appeal supports the team that sup-ports Immaculate Conception Parish. We have all heard about the work of the Archdiocese in the areas of social justice, pro-life initiatives, and ministering to the needs of the poor and infirmed. Much of the work of the Central Ministries Support Team that supports our parish takes place behind the scenes and does not attract the same attention.
In the past two years, Immaculate Conception Parish has received support provided by the Central Ministries Support Team that was funded through the Catholic Appeal. Those services included support in the aftermath of the fire, COVID-19 resources that helped us return to Mass safely, financial training and guidance for the Parish, training for Fr. Steven as a new pastor, training for Fr. Przemek as a newly ordained priest, and liturgical resources. In addition, Deacon Chuck and Deacon Elcio's formation was funded through donations to the Catholic Appeal.
Funds raised through the Catholic Appeal are critical to continuation of the services received by our parish as well as the many social ministries provided through the Archdiocese. These support services and ministries are greater than what one individual parish could fund and maintain.
This year, we are being asked to Live Our Faith Together by funding both the services that benefit our parish, as well as the ministries that serve the community at large. As members of the parish finance council, we are very aware of the continued generosity of the Immaculate Conception family. We are also aware that many members of our parish family have suffered financially over the past year due to the pandemic. You can be assured of the prayers and support of your fellow parishioners.
We ask that those who are able financially, to prayerfully consider participating in the Catholic Appeal in 2021 by completing your pledge card at Mass today. If you are not physically in the church today, we ask that you visit www. bostoncatholicappeal.org to make your pledge. Thank you.
Steven G. Pisan and Sean N. Fay,
2021 Parish Catholic Appeal Co-Chairs
Father Steven Clemence