MORE THAN A MEAL! We will provide the ever-popular MEATLOAF DINNER at More than A Meal on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00pm. If you have not volunteered, please click here!
CATHOLIC SERVICE APPEAL CHANGES: You have probably received in the mail a pledge card to the Catholic Service Appeal. This is the bishop’s annual invitation to parishioners across the diocese to make a financial gift to support the work of the diocese. St. John’s has been very good in giving to the appeal in the past and I am certain we can be generous this year as well.
However, this year the Catholic Service Appeal is a tax to the parish. We have already been assessed $54,166.80 as a mandatory tax toward the Catholic Service Appeal. The Finance Council has agreed that we will pay the assessment to the diocese and in turn have you, the parishioner, reimburse the parish for the expense.
In other words, instead of making your pledge to the Diocese, please make the pledge or gift to the parish: St John the Evangelist. We will keep the parish abreast of the progress of reaching our reimbursement goal. The pledge card can be submitted to the Diocese if you so choose but please send your donation/payment to the parish.
The diocese has stated that any monies over and above the taxed amount will go back to the parish for the use of the parish. Instead of risking this, we would rather keep the monies here to begin with and pay the diocese the tax they are imposing.
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