From The Pastor's Desk

16 May, 2021

This 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.

Last Wednesday, May 12 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 this year.

Individuals making donations toward our debt reduction effort came to $8,176.16 ($7,597.16 came from donations in the debt reduction boxes in the upper and lower churches).

Thank you to all who made donations to this important effort.

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