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2017 Annual Report from Fr. John

Dec. 09, 2017

 

December 1, 2017

 

My Dear People,

I am pleased to present to you the St. Thomas More Annual Report ending on June 30, 2017.  During our last fiscal year we not only received from you sufficient funds to run the parish, but our recent Believe and Grow Campaign to build our permanent church has yielded $5.2 million in pledges, with a healthy $2.2 million deposited in our Building Fund.

It is always good to report that we are living within our means and thanks to your generosity have a surplus to show.  It is hard to believe that 8 years ago this month we moved into our current building and celebrated our first liturgy on December 19, 2009.

We have over 35 active ministries in place.  The building is used day and night nearly every day of the year.  Come by anytime of the day and you will see Bible Studies taking place, Religious Education classes, St. Vincent de Paul feeding the poor, etc.  We have had literally thousands of Sacraments take place here; Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings, etc. We are up to 5 Masses a weekend, plus an additional 4 cultural Masses that include Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and Latin.

I am truly blessed to shepherd such a vibrant parish and I send all of you my blessing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Fr. John E. Janze

Pastor

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