As we continue to adjust and respond to measures designed to slow and minimize the spread of the coronavirus, we wanted to bring you up to date on the actions our parish is taking and how you can help, in light of Archbishop Etienne’s decision to suspend public masses and all parish ministries, programs, and events to minimize all non-essential interaction. These decisions were made out of concern for the common good and care of the vulnerable in our community.
Let’s Get Social on Facebook
Help us provide you with the latest news by updating your contact information. Send your email address along with your home and cell phone numbers to email@example.com. Also, follow us on Facebook! We are working on livestreaming Mass on the Saint Patrick Catholic Church page and we will share it with all the pages after the livestream ends.
We also want to have our YouTube channel available as a mobile streaming platform. We need your help to make this happen. YouTube required a minimum of 1000 subscribers to allow for mobile streaming. Right now our subscriber count allows us the ability to livestream, but not from a mobile device. How quickly can you spread the word and get us to 1K subscribers?
Let’s Be Good Stewards
We also want to thank you for your generous financial support to our parishes. As you can imagine, the cancellation of Masses will have a serious impact on our weekly collections. Like most parishes, 90% of our revenue comes from the generous support of our faith community. This generosity supports basic operations such as payroll, utilities, maintenance and ministries of our church.
You can help by continuing your regular contributions to our parish by mailing your offertory envelope to the parish or by donating through Online Giving. Online Giving has many benefits:
- Safety. In times when there are concerns about exposure to disease or the spreading of a virus, Online Giving is a convenient option to continue to support your church and its mission. Whether you are attending weekly mass at the parish or worshipping at home, your vital support can still happen regardless of where you are.
- Make giving easier. Your support throughout the year helps sustain our church. No need to remember to bring your offertory envelope to Mass.
- Manage gifts. Online Giving is an easy way to manage your church giving. You can give a one-time gift right from your phone or manage your giving. Online Giving can be customized by you. The frequency of how you want to give; weekly, monthly, quarterly through your credit card or bank account. Your support during the year helps sustain our church.
Click on your parish to set up or manage your giving online.
Continue to pray for one another, for those suffering from the virus, for their caregivers, and everyone else impacted by this terrible epidemic.
In Christ the Lord,
Fr. David Mulholland