I have tallied the donations received as a result of my “winter campaign” for Holy Rosary Parish (original post here) – whether through the PayPal Giving Fund, through our regular PayPal button, by check, or in person – and I am very pleased to present the final result:
Thank you to all! We now have funds to cover about five months of expenses for our Food Pantry (which distributes food to over 300 households monthly); we have a total of $1,111.00 to add to the seed money for our Reading Room project; we have been able to buy new vestments (inexpensive yet noble and appropriate for Holy Mass), including a benediction set; we have been able to purchase the monstrance that I wrote about; we are acquiring new candlesticks, as well as a matching altar crucifix, missal stand, and holy water bucket (I’ll have to post a photo sometime of our existing holy water bucket…); etc. And I have a good amount left over to put towards our Youth Program and some of the other items that I mentioned.
I will announce soon the date of a special series of Masses for the intentions of our benefactors and friends! And once all the liturgical items are in I will do a photo post!