Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,
As we move into 2018, I am worried.
Our Christmas donations fell far short of my expectations this year. Each year we rely on Christmas donations for a major share of our annual financial support.
After a challenging Fall fundraising season, due to the impact of hurricanes and other disasters, we really counted on a surge in Christmastime donations. Sadly, this did not happen, and we missed our goal. We did not bring in all we need to sustain our missionaries abroad and assist our seminarians and priests at home.
I am asking for your help in this time of need. And I’m humbly asking your forgiveness.
I can only blame myself for setting my fundraising ambitions so high. Always an optimist, I budgeted for our 2017 Christmas donations to increase significantly over 2016. Apparently, I was too optimistic.
The needs of our ministries and missionaries, our senior priests and our seminarians are pressing. If you find yourself blessed by God and are able to share those blessings and resources, can you please come to our aid with a generous gift?
Like so many families, we struggle to pay our bills. Every gift helps us meet our financial commitments. Every prayer is a blessing.
Once more, please forgive me for sharing my burdens with you. I don’t know where to turn, if not to faithful friends who have stood by the Priests of the Sacred Heart in the past. I trust in God and I trust in you. Please let me hear from you soon.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bless you and reward you for your kindness. May Jesus always keep your heart very close to His own.
Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,
Father Dominic, SCJ