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Dear Friends,
 
            This month, you have the opportunity to make a gift to the Archbishop’s 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal. This year, just as every year, the Annual Catholic Appeal is all about being Catholic, all about being part of a Church that stretches far beyond the reach of our own parish, to meet the needs of the whole Church in Western Washington.
 
            But I am painfully aware of how untimely the Appeal is this year. To be honest, it’s difficult for me even to bring it before you. And I wouldn’t, were it not for the fact that the great works you support in the Appeal are needed now more than ever before.  We can’t let our schools fail; we can’t stop serving the poorest and neediest among us; and we can’t stop preparing young men for the priesthood. All I would ask, then, in this year like no other, is for those of you who are not out of work, to step forward to support the Appeal and, if possible, even to give a bit more to make up for the many who are simply not in a position to give this year.
 
           The Archbishop’s goal for this year’s Appeal is $12 million and, of this amount, our own parish of St. James Cathedral is being asked to raise $371,288. Everything given over and above that goal will come back to the parish for our own needs. This year we intend to use the rebate to help offset the losses we have experienced as a result of the suspension of public Masses. So many of you have kept your weekly or monthly giving going, for which I cannot begin to express my gratitude. However, we are still experiencing a loss of around $25,000 each week during the shutdown. We have set our rebate goal at $200,000, which will cover part of that loss while bringing our total goal for the 2020 Appeal to $571,288.
 
            Would you please consider making a gift to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal? You can fill out and return the enclosed card, or make your gift online at https://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Stewardship/ACA/donate.aspx.
 
            As always, I am profoundly grateful for your marvelous support. May God abundantly bless you during these difficult times we find ourselves in. I give thanks for you!
 
                                                Sincerely yours in Christ,
 
 
                                                Father Michael G. Ryan

 


Click here to make your gift or pledge online now!

Information, Maria Laughlin, Director of Stewardship and Development, 206-382-4284.

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