A Letter from Fr. Vince

June 25, 2017

 

Dear Parish Family,

Our parish rejoices with the entire Church in Central and Southern Indiana with the recent appointment of Archbishop Charles Thompson as the 7 th Archbishop of Indianapolis. His installation will take place on Friday, July 28 at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.  Let us pray for Archbishop Thompson as he begins his ministry of service to our Local Church.

On July 1 we will start a new fiscal year. I want to thank all of you for your generous financial support of St. Malachy over this past year. Because of your dedication and commitment to the parish we find ourselves on a solid financial footing. In the coming weeks you will receive a mailing giving you a more detailed outline of the finances of the parish. The Pastoral Council and Finance Council met with me recently to generate the information that will be included in this mailing. I am grateful for the great parish leaders we have at St. Malachy.

One of the changes with the new fiscal year, as mentioned in my State of the Parish Address back in April, will be the beginning of our loan repayment to the Archdiocese. In your monthly Offertory Envelopes there is now one tiled: “Loan Repayment Fund.” Your contributions to this fund will go directly to help meet our annual $400,000 loan repayment. More detailed information will be provided in the upcoming mailing.

A reminder that next Sunday following the 10:00 Mass there will be a reception in honor of Fr. Jegan. This will be our opportunity to wish him well as he begins his new assignment as the Administrator of St. Martin Parish in Martinsville, Indiana. May God bless him as he begins this new journey in his priestly ministry.

Blessings to all of you throughout these summer months.

 

Fr. Vince