There are two "giving opportunities" this year. We are looking for donations to the general operating fund to off-set parish utilities, and to further fund upgrades at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please indicate whether your donation is for St. Mary Parish or Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the memo line.
The decline in contributions and the change in our relationship with Campus Ministry has increased the parish costs overall. One of the largest expenses each year is utilities for our parish facilities. Last fiscal year the total cost of utilities, minus the Campus Ministry contibution was almost $20,000. To date Sunday collections are down by $16,400.00 of the budgeted amount.
The parish received a generous donation from a parishioner for upgrades to Mt. Olivet Cemetery that include a statue of Mary, The Christmas Box Angel statue, and hopefully a pergola. With those additions more landscaping and trees will need to be installed.
Thank you for your support!