There is a man in our parish who has made a generous offer -- an offer I can't refuse!
After hearing about the fact that we have about $100,000 gap between the pledges made for our capital campaign and the actual costs of the projects we want to accomplish, he wants to help us bridge that gap.
Here's the offer. . .
If we have a special collection on the weekend of July 22 - 23 as the official "close" of the capital campaign, this generous man will match that collection up to $50,000. If this works, we could possibly close the gap and do the projects we want to accomplish at this time.
So what will your generosity do? And what could it accomplish if your gift is matched by this generous person? We can certainly renovate the first floor of Saint Anthony's (new ceiling, new lighting, new walls, new windows, new baseboard heating). We can also put in needed air-conditioning in the chapel in the school. Maybe even move those noisy air-handlers in the church!
We can do this! If for whatever reason you will not be present on July 22 - 23 but want to make a contribution to this "Matching Gift Campaign," choose one of the following options:
1. Just place your offering in an envelope marked "Matching gift campaign" and place it in the regular collection between now and July 23.
2. Create an account at Faith Direct at www.faithdirect.net and use church code NY250, if you're establishing a new account. If you already have an account, just sign in with your user name and password. Select "One Time Gift" and then, "Capital Campaign Matching Gift (One-Time Gift)," and choose the amount you wish to donate securely.
3. Click this PAYPAL button and follow the instructions there (you do NOT have to have a PAYPAL account to do this).