While we are now in our second week of the quarantine, it feels much longer. There is no manual for leading a Parish through a pandemic, and we are faced with tough decisions every day.
As a Pastor and shepherd, I wish all of my decisions could be about how to minister spiritually to the flock, and not what expenses and ministries have to be adjusted so that bills can be paid so that our Parish can continue to be able to provide effective ministry on this limited basis.
That is why I am asking all Parishioners, if you are able, to please keep up with your giving to the Parish to help us make up for the loss of our Sunday offertory. You can mail your contribution to the parish office (901 E Elm St, Crowley, LA 70526), or drop it at the Office via the mail slot in the Office’s front door. But I’m excited that you can now give online here (https://www.diolaf.org/online-parish-giving). Our online system is very easy to use, and we encourage you to take a look if you have not already signed up.
We want to especially thank all of you who are currently signed up for automatic giving, and those who have been sending in their envelopes. Your faithfulness is more important than you can imagine.
We are praying for each of you during this unprecedented crisis. Please know that you can contact the Parish Office if you have an emergency need. We are still the Church, even when we cannot come together.
Let’s pray that the day when we can gather for the Holy Sacrifice of the Sunday Mass as a family again may draw nearer!