Just a couple of notes about Masses this weekend:
Mission Appeal. This weekend is our annual Mission Appeal. Normally we have a speaker who comes in to preach about their firsthand experience in the mission territory to which our appeal is directed that year. This year, our guest was supposed to have been Fr. Tad Balinda, who currently serves in our diocese at St. Patrick’s Parish in Angola, Indiana. This year our appeal is going to the Diocese of Kasese in the East African nation of Uganda, where Fr. Tad is originally from. More information about the diocese can be found at www.kasesediocese.org, and the appeal this year will go towards the construction of their new cathedral. Because of COVID restrictions, Fr. Tad won’t be able to join us in person, so we will instead give you a message he has prepared for us.
Typically, we have special envelopes in the pews for the Mission Appeal (since this isn’t included in your regular envelope set) so that you can offer your donation during Mass. This year, however, since we’re not leaving any materials in the pews or taking up collections in the same way, we’ll do things a little differently. We’ll have a second collection box near the back of the church that will be clearly marked for Mission Appeal donations. We’ll leave that box out for a few more weeks in order to give you plenty of time to contribute. If you’re mailing in your contribution or dropping it off at the rectory, either place it in a separate envelope clearly marked “MISSION APPEAL” or write it in the memo line of your check so that your donation is sent to the proper place. Thanks so much […]