My Dear Parishioners:
God continues to rain blessings down on us, as we work toward building a new church home! I found out this past week that we have been granted a $75,000.00 Challenge Grant from the Catholic Extension Service.
To accept this grant, we must match the grant dollar-for-dollar, but I know we can do this. If we meet this $75,000 Matching Grant Challenge, that is $150,000.00 that we do NOT have to borrow from the bank – $150,000.00 we do NOT have to pay back. The real challenge is that this must be newly acquired funds, and it cannot come from an existing fundraiser.
As we all know, God can do great things with only a little. It does not matter if you can contribute $5.00 or $5,000.00 to this challenge, every little bit will get us closer to our goal. There are several ways you can contribute to the $75,000 Matching Grant Challenge.
- Make a one-time donation by check, by automatic draft, or by online giving through www.mhtcatholic.org.
- Commit to making a monthly donation through August 31st.
- Earmark the monthly donation you are already making for the $75,000 Matching Grant Challenge.
I know that we are all getting excited as we watch our church take shape on the hill. I also know that we are getting tired. I appreciate so much how faithfully you continue to work toward this common goal.
The deadline for meeting this challenge is August 31, 2021, so please, prayerfully consider helping us meet this challenge. Baskets will be in the church through August 31st. You can also click on the link below. If you have any questions, you can contact me at (228)365-1039 or call the office at (228)255-1294.
Thank you, again, and may God bless you and keep you safe.
Fr. Paddy Mockler