Reminders about the New Mass Schedule & UCA News

Saint John’s

Monday thru Friday………………..8:00 am

Saturday ……………………………. 4:30 pm

Sunday……………………………    10:30 am

Saint Joseph’s

Sunday………………………………………….9:00 am

Fr. Drew’s News

 I am always amazed at how generous you are here at St. John’s and St. Joseph’s.  Our monthly second collections are a major sign of that generosity.  We give a great deal to the organizations we support, and they are extremely grateful for it.

Your support to your respective parishes is also significant.  Thank you for that as well. But  I’m  reaching  out  to  you  today  to  draw  your attention to our annual UCA (United Catholic Appeal).  

Each year we are assessed a particular number and in one way or another we are responsible to pay our portion of the UCA.  With the end of the year less than two months away, I have looked at St. John’s UCA money collected, and we are just barely over halfway towards our goal.  We still need $30,441. (Assessed $71,271.) 

And St. Joseph’s has collected $9,600 of their assessed $15,387 goal. Years ago we were very good about paying our UCA, but more recently we have fallen further and further short of our assessment.  I think it’s time that we turn this trend around. 

I believe that many are just simply unaware that we even are this short in our collection, and so I hope to just raise an awareness of what we still need. I think we have an opportunity here to join together as parishes and take pride in the fact that we meet our UCA goal each year. 

I have been a part of parishes in the past who redoubled their efforts and strived to meet their goal when maybe in past years they hadn’t.  I found it very inspiring and telling of the life of those parishes that they would commit to this goal.  In the end it raised the entire spirit of the parish when they had begun to collect the necessary money well ahead of schedule.  I hope to do that here at St. John’s and St. Joseph’s. 

I would ask all of us to focus our efforts on our UCA.  Let’s really try to meet our goal.  And be proud to do so.                -Fr. Drew