19 May, 2010

HELP!!! HELP!!!

Folks:  We here at St. Anne's Parish in Mattawa need HELP!! With the mills closed down and there being almost no forest industry work left, our unemployment rate as SKYROCKETED!!! As a result, while we have not seen a decline in attendance (if anything it's up a bit) our collections have almost collapsed. The parish is on financial life support from the Diocese, but we need to do all that we can to try and raise some revenue or it will be necessary to lay-off the lay staff at the parish. Already they have accepted deep cuts in their hours of work, but even this is becoming unsustainable.

If you are able, and are willing to make a donation to help us out, you could do so in two ways:

1. use the donate button in the left hand column, or
2. mail us your donation to:
 
ST. ANNE'S PARISH, BOX 160, MATTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA P0H1V0

Tax receipts will be issued for all donations. 

THANK YOU!

2 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to read about this financial problem. I feel for all your parishioners and you Fr.Tim. I wish I can help but the only thing I can offer is prayers even that my prayer life is shaky. My faith in the Roman Catholic Church is at the very lowest point in my life. It is a daily struggle. Enough about me.

    Maybe some folks with money will help St.Anne's parish before the Bishop decides with the guidance of the Holy Spirit it is a far better to close St. Anne's Church.

    Thank you Fr. Tim for being humble and sharing this financial problem with all posters and your readers here.
    God love you!

    Hugs,
    Lina

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  2. I have added your request to my own blog site.

    http://freethroughtruth.blogspot.com/2010/05/recession-may-be-receding-but-it-is-not.html

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