We have good news! IHM reached 100% of its goal of pledged support for the United Catholic Appeal that was held last Fall. You might remember when we spoke about this from the pulpit, urging parishioners from our beloved parish to participate in this appeal.
All pledges and donations go directly to the work of many services provided throughout our large archdiocese, serving thousands of families and individuals, regardless of faith. Charitable giving is about love, expressing love for others. We cannot always do all the things we would like to do in our hearts; volunteer in soup kitchens, offer services to some of our Catholic social service agencies, be a mentor to kids who need a friend to lean on. But by our charitable dollars, we are assured that these services are there, are meeting these needs, and that is critical! In that way, we are meeting the need and being the servant that the gospels ask of us.
Please take a minute to enjoy the video below…it provides a wonderful overview of the communities UCA is serving. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Members of the Stewardship Commission: Betty Tonsing, Steve Robinson, Eric Patz and Ralph Nowak