PSA - Burn the Mortgage Campaign
Santa Clara de Asis Catholic Church is truly blessed after ten years of its existence to have a strong caring faith filled community. We come together to praise and worship the Lord while responding to the Gospel through service to others in the spirit of our Patroness, Saint Clare of Assisi.
God is the Giver of every gift we have in life – our life, our faith, our family and friends, our talents – all are God’s gifts. We have the opportunity to show our gratitude to God for all the wonderful gifts he has bestowed upon us through the Diocesan Pastoral Service Appeal (PSA).
In 2011, three hundred or 35% of our parish families pledged $310,289 to the PSA of that $229,459 was returned to our parish, while $64,000 went to the Pastoral Service Appeal. The funds returned were used to pay down our mortgage. We are close to “Burning the Mortgage” and hope to do so soon.
This year our diocesan goal is $68,000. Once that goal is met all additional gifts will be returned to our parish. Our parish’s goals are to increase the number of families who pledge, continue to pay off our mortgage ($75,000), establish a down payment for purchasing a house to be used as a rectory for our parish priests ($150,000) and to begin a savings account to build our new church. It is important that we also tithe a portion of our rebate to help the neediest of our parish and to support our parish ministries.
Santa Clara de Asis has 861 registered families. I invite you to be a family that supports the Pastoral Service Appeal. Please join me in making a pledge supporting our parish commitment beginning the first two weekends in February.
Enclosed is a pledge envelope and PSA brochure. As you review the brochure, prayerfully discern your pledge and return the envelope at Mass on Sunday or make your pledge online at www.oc-foundation.org .
I am grateful for your continued generosity and support of our parish and diocesian goals.
Gratefully Yours in Christ,
Reverend Michael P. Hanifin,
Santa Clara de Asis, 22005 Avenida de la Paz, Yorba Linda CA 92887, 714-970-7885