Our Parish Project
This year, $5,500 of our parish goal will be directed to the priorities of the Archdiocese and the remainder will be used for the upkeep and physical maintenance of the church, the priest’s rectory and the Augustinian Sister’s convent, the procurement of sanitation supplies and the salary of the two Augustinian Sisters.
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A word on Project Advance from
Hi to all St. Joseph’s Squamish parishioners, and welcome to the 2020 Project Advance parish campaign!
I am excited to share with you updates about this year’s appeal. First of all, any amount we raise above our Archdiocesan allotment of $5500 will be rebated to our parish project. The good news it that thanks to generous early donors we have already reached this amount and now all funds will be directly rebated towards our parish project.
So what is our parish project? Normally, we direct the rebate we receive from Project Advance into the Building Fund. However, this is not a normal year. While our expenditures are way down, so is our income. Any amount raised over and above our Archdiocesan goal will be used to assist us in the daily operation of our parish. Instead of placing the rebate into our building fund, this year’s Project Advance rebate will be used for the upkeep and physical maintenance of the church, the priest’s rectory and the Augustinian Sister’s convent, the procurement of sanitation supplies and the salary of the two Augustinian Sisters.
I’m also very happy to share that this year’s Project Advance campaign is that the decision has been made at the Project Advance office that exceptionally this year, all the funds raised by this year’s campaign will be devoted exclusively to ministries of evangelization and outreach. In particular, roughly half of the funds raised will be poured into the Archbishop’s “Crisis Response Fund”, which will be devoted to ministries that reach out to all those who have been impacted in some way or other by the Covid pandemic.
If you’ve given to Project Advance previously, thank you for continuing to do so. If you have not, and if you are able to, please consider giving this year. No gift is too small. It’s all about being a part of it. Those of you who have given before will receive a pre-printed detachable pledge card that they can use and return to the parish office in person or by mail. You can also make a pledge or a donation right here, a bit lower down, on our website.
Help St. Joseph’s Parish and the entire Archdiocese continue the ministry of Jesus: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, comforting the troubled and proclaiming the Good News of God. On behalf of all those who will benefit from the funds raised in this exceptional year’s Project Advance campaign, thank you and God bless.
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