I hope everyone is trying to stay well and coping with this new normal. I am happy to say that our parish is holding on financially mainly due to your continued support.
In March, we had two weeks of masses before the bishop ended public worship. Anticipating a huge reduction in income, we began to curtail expenses. Six weeks later, and after a significant reduction in our income, I am pleased to announce that we will receive funding from the Paycheck Protection Program. This will supplement our income for the next eight weeks.
In answer to the question “how can I continue to support the church until we can gather and worship”, there are several options. Online giving through our parish website and bill paying through your bank are electronic options; your donation, weekly or monthly, could be mailed to the office or you could bring your payment to the office. Two mailboxes have been ordered to replace the one metal box that is to the right of the front door of the office. The top mail box will be an incoming mailbox and will be used for contributions. It is locked and secure. The bottom mail box will be an outgoing box and is not locked. It will be used for parishioner pick-ups. For example, Mother’s Day cards will be available in this box since the church is locked at this time.
Please do not put anything in the postal mailbox on Evans Ave as it is against the law to do so.
For additional information, or for other ways you can support St Ann financially, go to the “Contribute” tab on our parish website at www.stannbb.org.
Again, I want to thank you for your continuous support and generosity. I am looking forward to the time when everyone can attend mass and receive the Holy Eucharist as a parish community. Father Klevence