Dear Parish Leaders,
As of April 17, 2020, I am directing that there be no more fundraising efforts made at Nativity for special events or organizations. At the same time, we need to continue our support of the Sunday collection, Annual Fund, Tuition and St. Vincent de Paul.
This directive helps us to respond to the challenges we are facing in the community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our benefactors are carrying heavy burdens at this time in order to keep their businesses afloat and active. I believe it would be inappropriate at this time to add another burden to their already heavy load. This directive remains in effect until further communication from me.
What I do ask is that members of all Nativity groups and organizations join together on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am for an hour of prayer for all our benefactors. The church bells will ring for 3 minutes at 10:00 am and again for 3 minutes at 11:00 am. We will lift up the needs and intentions of our business community to God. We pray all will have a successful recovery from this pandemic financially, spiritually and physically.
I appreciate if you would send me an email list of all your supporters by Tuesday, April 21st, so they can be notified of our intention of prayer for them on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am.
I realize this will cause some setbacks with the fundraising plans and programs you have been looking forward to. I am grateful for your understanding, support and prayer at this time of crisis.
Keep well and may God bless you always.