From The Pastor's Desk

9 May, 2021 21:53

I always enjoy keeping you abreast about what is and/or will go on here at St. John’s. Before I tell you about some items, I have this important Mes-sage:

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers: May this day when we celebrate and honor you be one of relaxation, happy memories, and a day to experience the love and care of family and friends. We, your sons and daughters express our gratitude for all you have done for us. God bless you always!

Next weekend our parish will participate in the annual Catholic Charities Appeal. Yemele Ayala, Senior Director of School Support Services will speak after the homily. Our parish goal is $21,738.00 which has been unchanged for the past three years. This year’s theme is: “Giving Hope to All”.

I am still waiting for a proposal from the engineers for work to be done on the courtyard.

We have had some water damage to the ceiling in the upper church. I filed a claim with the Archdiocesan Insurance Company, it appears the claim will be approved. I will keep you informed.

Next Wednesday the Finance Committee will gather for its monthly meeting. One of the agenda items will be a discussion on a payment on our debt. We’ve been successful in making a payment every year for the past four years, hopefully, we will be able to do the same t his year.

Historical Endowment Preservation Fund

$436,872.28

Thank you for a all you do for our parish and for ensuring that St. John’s is “Good News in the Heart of Philadelphia.”

Father John