Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,
As I look ahead into 2019, my heart is heavy with worry.
I pray I can count on your help!
Our Christmas donations have fallen short this year. Each year we rely on these donations for a major share of our annual financial support.
When the Provincial Superior asks me ‘why,’ I cannot answer him. It could be the uncertainty of the world or the impact of natural disasters taking its toll. Sadly, we did not bring in all the funds needed 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 2018 Christmas donations to increase significantly over 2017. Apparently, I was too optimistic.
The needs of our ministries and missionaries, our senior priests and our seminarians are pressing. Can I count on your generous support to help meet our shortfall in funds?
The good news is that a group of friends have offered to match up to $100,000 to help fund this shortfall. If you donate before February 28, 2019 your gift will be worth FIVE TIMES as much.
Like so many families, we struggle to pay our bills. Every gift will help 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 like you 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 our loving Lord draw you ever closer to His Most Sacred Heart.
Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,
Father Dominic, SCJ