Sunday, February 25, 2007

Reaching Out ... from beyond the grave

My parish sent a letter which our pastor had prepared just before his recent death. It's on another phase of the "Gathering In--Reaching Out" fund appeal to pay off the mortgage from the building program of a few years back.

I don't know if Fr. Meinholz was aware of it, but you will recall that my parish's operating budget was in a "financial crisis" when the decision was made to embark on a multi-million dollar building program. This isn't the kind of thing I'd want to encourage, and giving money to the capital campaign is likely to encourage it.

At some point, I might reach the same conclusion about contributing to the operating budget.

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