Dear Stewards of Holy Cross,
As we say goodbye to 2016 and enter into an new year of opportunity, growth, and witness, I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your prayers support, and commitment to our Church of the Holy Cross that our Lord has entrusted to our care as stewards.
I also, gently, remind us all of our sacred and spiritual obligation to care for church community in every way; by attending services on a regular basis, sharing in the fellowship that keeps us all connected, and supporting the very mission and vision of our parish through our financial stewardship pledge each year.
It is with excitement and joy that I ask all of you to take a few moments to pray and think about the monetary pledge you will make for our parish, either through our website, or by filling out the pledge form you received by mail, pledging in faith your financial commitment to Holy Cross for 2017.
Yes, all of us feel the challenge to meet our daily obligations. And many of us are witnesses to our Lord’s miraculous and lifesaving interventions. Placing our church parish at the top of our financial priority list tells God that we consider His love and care most important. For it is through the stewardship that we are called by God to offer, that we express our genuine love and dedication to Him. In so doing, we continue to receive His grace, mercy, and abundant and compassionate care a hundred fold.
In the next few weeks Holy Cross Pledge callers will contact you regarding your pledge for 2017. Consider sharing what great and wondrous things God has done for you. Witnessing God's actions in your life will be inspiring to us all.
Thank you for your prayerful commitment that not only helps sustain our parish but collectively, strengthens our commitment to serve Him who has sacrificed so much for us.
In Christ’s love,
Father Peter Salmas