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