ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL
We need all of you to contribute!
If you have not yet made a gift to the ADA, we inviteyou to do so today. Pledge cards are available in the parish office. Every dollar raised over our goals willbe kept in the parishes; however, any shortfall will have to be paid out of our operating expenses.To those who have pledged, thank you!
St. Philomena’s Goal - $55,695.00
Pledges Made to Date - $44,975.00 (81% of goal)
110 Parishioners out of 362 Pledged - 30%
Current Shortfall - $11,420.00
St. Michael’s Goal - $11,467.00
Pledges Made to Date - $6,566 (57% of goal)
23 Parishioners out of 54 Pledged - 43%
Current Shortfall - $4,901.00
PENNIES FOR LIFE
During the month of January, we will be participatingin the Pennies for Life collection. Each parishioner is asked to contribute 1 cent for each year of his/her lifein thanksgiving to God for the gift of life He has given them. Grandpas, grandmas, moms, dads, and children are all urged to participate. The collection will be donated to support the diocesan sponsored Family Resources Center in Peoria, a center devoted to providing resources with a pro-life/pro-family orientation. You may drop your donation in the collection basket in a specially marked envelope for Pennies for Life anytime during the month of January. Since January 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision permitting abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy, there have been over 60.5 million babies aborted! Thank you for your participation!
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Friday, January 22
47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion
See bulletin for 9 Days for Life Novena
Thursday, February 11
Finance Council Meeting, 6:30pm, St. Philomena