Dear parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes,

Our family here at Our Lady of Lourdes has so much for which we are thankful. Here we have welcomed new life into the world. Here both young and old have been welcomed into our Catholic faith. Here we have celebrated marriages and anniversaries. Here our good friends have supported us in good times and bad.

Here we find a place of prayerful comfort.

By remembering all the reasons why Our Lady Lourdes is an important part of our lives, we are encouraged to give a generous amount of time, talent, and treasure so that our family can remain strong.

Our Lady of Lourdes is a community of hope and a place to belong. Through our celebration of the Eucharist and other Sacraments, through our many outreach ministries, through our spiritual and educational programs, through our community and social gatherings, we experience God’s goodness. In turn, our generous stewardship ensures that even more people will come to know our loving God.

During our Stewardship season, I ask not only for your continuing support, but that you will also join me in hoping that the spirit of generosity will touch every person in our parish so that together we can continue to do great things for our community and building of the Kingdom of God. As God has been generous to us, I am hoping you can be generous to support our community.

I thank you for your past support and thank you for considering an increase in your parish stewardship. If you can, please make your new stewardship commitment by returning the enclosed bottom tear off in the collection basket to share in our community effort this year.

If you’re receiving this letter, it’s possible that you’re new to our parish, “Welcome!” We are thrilled to have you join us. If you are considering making Our Lady of Lourdes your spiritual home, I invite you to please fill out a welcome card enclosed with this letter and place it in the collection basket.

I remain a truly grateful pastor,

Fr. Phil