Fr. Ezra Sullivan, O.P. informed me last week that his (step) grandmother, Maria Norton, passed away last Friday. He was able to come back from Rome to the States to be with her and administer the Last Rites when she passed away, and was able to celebrate the funeral Mass for her as well. In your kindness I would
ask you to please pray for her and the consolation of Fr. Ezra’s family. Thank you.
On behalf of Archbishop Schnurr I thank you for your annual contribution to the Catholic Ministries Appeal. In the next few weeks we ask you to kindly return your pledge or gift as we try to reach our goal of $97,811.00. Please place this CMA envelope in the regular collection basket.
On another note, many have asked me about our own Debt Elimination Challenge. I am happy to report that of the $3.2 million we are trying to raise, we are just shy by $350,000 from reaching our goal. I will have more to report to you on this next month as we enter into the last phase of the Challenge. Once again I thank you for your support to our Archbishop and also our Debt Elimination Challenge. I am sure that the good Lord will bless you for your continued support.