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Stewardship 2019

And the Lord said to the young ruler, “One thing you still lack, sell all you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. But when he heard this, he became sad, for he was very rich.” - Luke 18:22

Regardless of our wealth, we all have an abundance to share and are able to be “rich towards God.” In fact, it is amazing how much we have left over. I have found that the more I give, the more I receive. And, my cheerful giving is always blessed one hundredfold.

Years ago, Presbytera and I started a monthly tithe, even when it seemed most difficult, if not impossible. It has been, for me and my family, a guide to giving in every way. Whether it is financially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, or physically, giving to our Lord one tenth and keeping ninety percent has revealed a great truth… I cannot out give the Lord’s generosity to me. 

Holy Cross is a special church for us and all our families. We are truly blessed with so much, and I witness, each day, how much we truly give as a community. So, I know that you will be generous in your stewardship giving to Holy Cross.

I am asking that every family make a minimum pledge to Holy Cross of $125 per month. If we all strive to give at least $125 per month to Holy Cross, the Lord will bless and multiply our efforts so that we can continue to preach His word, through actions and deeds, through prayers and intercessions, beyond what we thought was possible, living indeed as great witnesses of faith. And with this amount we would be able to take care of the needs of the church without any other special projects or other special fundraisers.

You may choose to fill out the stewardship form provided and mail it in the Church Office or you may make your pledge online through our website or by mobile phone. Whatever way you choose, I am grateful for your prayers and your family’s participation in so many aspects of our parish community life.

May our Lord continue to bless you and our community, the faithful stewards of our beloved Church of the Holy Cross. With deepest appreciation and profound thanks, I remain

In His Service,
Father Peter G. Salmas

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