Holy Cross is still some $8,200 short of its 2008-09 CMA assessment. Some folks who feel that they can no longer support the CMA have made extra donations to the parish that cover about a quarter of that shortfall. Now Fr. Wheeland is asking other parishioners to do the same.
From the Holy Cross bulletin:
Our CMA Goal is $70,916 and we have pledges in the amount of $62,703 so far. We also have $2,100 that has been given to us in place of donating to the CMA. Therefore, we as a Parish must come up with $6,113 to make our goal. So if you haven’t made a pledge, we urge you to do so this month. (You can make your pledge online at www.dor.org. You have until May 2009 to pay your pledge.)
Pastor’s Special Fund
If you have already pledged or do not wish to pledge to the CMA, we ask you to help make up our shortfall by putting an offering in an envelope and marking it “Pastor’s Special Fund”. I will use that money to help cover the difference between our goal and what has been pledged to the CMA for this year. If there is any money left over, it will stay in our Parish. Please include your name and address so we can give you credit for your gift to the Parish.
Our desire was to end the CMA appeal by December but we were not able to do that. As of February 28, we will end our reach out and live with what is collected by June and then make up the difference.
Thank you for your generous response.