Donations Needed for Food Pantry

We are running low on these items: dry pasta, pasta sauce, canned meals, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant. If you can help, please leave donations in the back of church  or drop them off in the Legacy Center.

Big Changes on Campus

What a difference a few weeks can make! Thanks to everyone who helped with Phase One of the big school move. Everything we need for the move to Southwest High School is stored in the gym, and everything being left behind is packed away in the south building. Workers have been on site since right after Memorial Day: taking down walls, removing windows, floors and stairs, and tuckpointing the stone on the exterior of the school building. We are right on schedule! Demolition will continue through June.

View from Legacy lot

View from Legacy lot

3rd floor looking west

3rd floor looking west

Looking north from courtyard

Looking north from courtyard

Resource room

Resource room

Parish Picnic 2017 – Sunday, June 25

Parish Picnic 2017 – Sunday, June 25

Our annual parish picnic is coming! Please join us on Sunday, June 25th at the beautiful Swope Park bandstand pavilion. Our event will be extra-special this year as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fr. Steve Cook’s ordination. We will begin with 11:00 Mass in pavilion, followed by the picnic (12:15-ish).

This is a family-friendly gathering for all parishioners. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided for all, grilled by our Knights of Columbus. Please bring a dish to share. We always need help for set up and clean up. Please consider volunteering!

The link for both volunteering and food sign up is HERE. Thanks! See you on the 25th.

Upon This Rock – Accelerated Giving before June 30

We want to remind you that you can significantly increase the impact of your pledge to Upon this Rock, our capital campaign, by accelerating some or all of your payments prior to the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. Every $1 you pay before June 30 is worth almost 10% more to us than it will be on July 1 (when we begin our new fiscal year).

Why? As you probably know, we pay the diocese a “tax” on all our parish income, called a Cathedraticum. The Cathedraticum helps pay for important diocesan support, plus insurance for our priests and staff. It is paid by all parishes in all dioceses. The formula can be complicated, but begins as a tax of 9.25% on all income received in a year. This percent is sometimes later reduced by other parish expenses.

BUT the rules state that the Cathedraticum cannot grow more than 25% in any one year, regardless of our income. Because we have already received over $2 million in campaign cash this year, we have passed this 25% threshold. All cash we receive before June 30 will be exempt from the 9.25% tax.

Thanks to all who have already made additional payments. If your situation allows, please consider increasing the impact of your gift by accelerating your remaining commitment. We appreciate everything you have done – and will do – to make our campaign a success.

To make a gift of appreciated stock or mutual fund shares, download THIS document.

Contact Karen Conley in the parish office if you have questions.