Lenten Appeal Extended
We have raised $2,440 for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal thus far. Thank you for giving to this cause! On Good Friday, Bishop Grundorf announced that he has extended the deadline for giving to the Lenten Appeal until Trinity Sunday (June 7) given the limitations placed upon parish communications and closures from the coronoavirus.
From Bishop Grundorf: "This year’s critical Lenten Appeal is for our Domestic Mission and will be going to our two Mission Churches in Eastern Alabama. Father John Klein has taken on building a Mission Church in Smiths Station (Opelika) Alabama, (St. James the Great) and at the same time, each Sunday following Mass at St. James, travels to Dothan, Alabama, to celebrate Mass and teach at St. Mathias, Church. St. Mathias Church, as some of you know, had an influx of new members from a local Episcopal Church and has gone from 6 faithful souls to 30+ with more considering joining. They greatly need a curate to help them and who at the same time would benefit from serving them under the tutelage of an accomplished priest, Father Klein.
As with previous Domestic Funds, our goal is to raise $100,000 for the support of a Curate who would relocate to the area. He would be compensated at $50,000 the first year, $30,000 the second year and $20,000 the third year. We anticipate that the Missions would be able to offset the Diocesan support and maintain the $50,000 per year."