“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Diocese of Orange Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) is the Bishop’s annual diocesan campaign administered by the Orange Catholic Foundation that directly supports ministries that serve all parishes and the local community. This year the theme is PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC – SENT TO SERVE. Jesus breathes his Holy Spirit on us in order that he may send us to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Each year the PSA provides funding for Catholic Charities of Orange County, priest and seminarian education, deacon formation and support, scholarships for lay ministry formation, scholarships for Catholic school tuition assistance, and ministry for the Catholic deaf community.
I am writing to you to ask for your prayers and financial pledge for the Diocesan PSA for 2014. In 2013, the Bishop led a diocese-wide capital campaign in which the 2013 PSA was included in the overall goal assigned to each parish. While the capital campaign pledge redemption period continues until 2017, each parish is once again required to fulfill the annual PSA goal in order to fund these ministries. The goal at St. Joseph Parish this year is $109,000.00, which has remained the same for the last three years. All of your gifts above that amount will be refunded back to St. Joseph Parish for our building fund for ongoing facility needs. Your financial support to St. Joseph Parish through the weekly Sunday offertory continues to be essential in providing the resources for our day to day sacramental and pastoral life here in Placentia. As members of the Body of Christ in the Diocese of Orange, we have this annual opportunity to reach out to support diocesan ministries, and to assist in the continuing education of all those in the diocese who exercise ministry.
Let us join in this sacred work of announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and of caring for one another in the thousands of lives that are touched by your gift to the annual Pastoral Services Appeal.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jack Sewell
PSA Pledge Update 3/2/1/4
Thank you to the 132 parishioners who have already made a commitment to helping St. Joseph meet its $109,000 PSA goal. We will update you on our progress each week as pledges are processed. Please prayerfully consider your PSA commitment. Pledge envelopes can be placed in the offertory basket at any Mass or dropped off at the Parish Center. Thank you for your Stewardship of Treasure!
PSA Pledge Update 3/9/14
Thank you to the 215 parishioners who have already made a commitment to meet our parish PSA goal of $109,000. We will update you on our progress each week. Pledge or one time gift envelopes can be place in the offertory basket or dropped off at the Parish Center.
PSA Pledge Update 3/23/14
Parish Goal Amount: $109,000
Total Pledges: 254
Total Pledged: $86,600
Total Paid: $38,680
For those of you who have already made a pledge and/or payment, Thank You for your Stewardship of Treasure. St. Joseph Parish Community has once again come together in support of the Pastoral Services Appeal.
If you have not made a pledge, please prayerfully consider your PSA commitment. Pledge cards can be placed in the offertory basket at any mass or dropped off at the Parish Center. Please help our Parish meet our $109,000 commitment.
Thank you for your Stewardship of Treasure!