Summer of 2020

06-27-2020Weekly ReflectionFr. James Aboyi

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Summer of 2020! I remembered earlier in the year, most of us were excited when we were told that the Coronavirus will not survive the Arizona summer heat. Unfortunately, the virus has surprised us with the recent increase of new cases even as we move toward the peak of the summer heat. This virus has not given us any time to catch our breath since the outbreak in March, hitting us on all sides. The financial impact on our parish has been significant, as you can see from our weekly offertory report in our bulletin. In the midst of all these, the Lord has not abandoned us. He has surprised us with a reason to keep our hope high.

I’m pleased to share that a generous Catholic family from outside our parish has come forward and offered to help St. Benedict Catholic Church with a matching gift up to $29,700 through August 31!

The family wants to encourage parishioners to sign up for online recurring gifts through Faith Direct. As motivation to do so, this family is generously offering to match every new recurring online gift OR every increased recurring online gift to our parish, dollar for dollar, up to $29,700. I am so excited about this wonderful opportunity and I hope you are too! I pray and look forward with hope that your family will help us seize this opportunity.

Thank you and Remain Blessed.

Fr. James