Thirty five of our parishes and fifty two of our parish schools depend on Together in Mission to keep their doors open and 92% of all funds collected go directly to these financially challenged communities to keep the Catholic Faith alive.
Over the past 19 years, St. Margaret Mary has raised a total of almost 2 million dollars for Together in Mission. What a wonderful expression of our sense of unity in the mission of the Local Church. Last year, 593 of you chose to make a contribution to this fund, allowing us to achieve our goal of just over $130,000. This year we are approaching you again to contribute to this very worthy appeal. Our parish goal for 2012 is $128,826. As you know, this appeal is a pledge that can be paid off over the year. I invite each of you to think about sharing with our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese, regardless of how much you are able to give. Our gift is an expression of our gratitude for what the Lord has given us as we strive to work together in the mission of sharing the Gospel.