As the year draws to a close I want to share some good news with you regarding our parish United in Ministry appeal. Each year every parish is given a goal; this year our parish goal was $51,721.71. The latest numbers we were able to access were from the end of November. The parishioners of St. Albert's pledged $69,182.58 and it looks like we've received $59,872.54. Once a parish reaches its goal any remaining monies pledged / fulfilled come back to the parish in a form of a rebate. Last year our parish received a rebate in the amount of $15,388.00.
If you have not yet made a pledge or still need to fulfill your pledge promise please consider doing so before December 29, 2014. Please know that these UIM monies do two very important things in our local church; they support our retired priests, like Fr. John Tickle, and they help educate our seminarians, like Ivan, Ruben, Jeff and Alex.
We are very blessed here at St. Albert's, in so many ways, but most especially in our opportunity to help foster a culture of vocations, in our young church. This is only possible through your generosity.
On behalf of our retired priest and seminarians, I'd like to thank you for your continued support, love, and care!