Pastor’s Weekly Message 2-27-22

Dear Friend of Carmel Mission,

I hope and pray that you and your loved ones are safe and sound, and that the New Year has started well for you.

It’s that time of year when we launch our Annual Ministries Appeal (AMA), our sole fundraiser for the needs of our parish. For successive years now, your response to this appeal has been truly amazing. As we celebrated the 250th Anniversary last year, we set ourselves the goal of raising $250,000.00. Your generosity enabled us to raise in excess of $300,000.00! This year we will again pursue a goal of $250,000. The first $55,700 raised goes to diocesan ministries, and any amount we raise over that sum comes back to our parish.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put in place a series of procedures and protocols that are aimed at keeping you as safe and sound as possible. We have identified further measures that will enhance your safety and security when you come to your parish. These measures include improving access, parking, lighting, signage, security, wireless infrastructure, and audio-visual resources.

We also hope to expand and improve our museum exhibits. We anticipate an increase in the number of visitors to our historic and sacred site, and, of course, the reactivation of our many parish ministries onsite. In the coming weeks, we will highlight the specific areas in need of support through this AMA campaign in our bulletin.

We have a wonderful story to share with the world, and we are in the best position to share it. The history of our beautiful Mission is a story of advancement through adversity. We stand on sacred ground, aware of the treasures that have been passed down to us, proud of our heritage and convinced of the gospel values that we seek to pass on to future generations.

I’m requesting your assistance to enable us to further advance through present adversity.

Will you invest in the future of your Mission parish, while at the same time helping many diocesan ministries?

Will you give to our 2022 AMA Campaign so that you and all who come our way will feel safe and sound here?

I thank you for your generous and loving support of Carmel Mission.

Please stay safe and sound.

In the great love of our Savior, Jesus Christ,

Fr. Paul P. Murphy

Pastor at Carmel Mission

Please take a moment to read our Carmel Mission Weekly Bulletin.

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