Coming in Dec.-Parish
20-Week Raffle Ticket
It has been kicked around and discussed, and finally, I’m happy to announce the launch next month – just in time for Christmas – of a parish 20-Week Raffle Club that will give everyone who participates a chance to win $200 each week for 20 weeks.
At the end of the 20 weeks, a grand prize winner will walk away with a $5,000 jackpot prize just in time for summer vacations!
The parish raffle idea was born out of discussion in Finance Committee meetings over our concerning decline in weekly Mass collections. Collections were down $30,000 in 2018 and with Mass attendance also worrisome and disappointing, the 20-week Raffle Club will greatly assist us in offsetting the collection decline.
It is my prayerful hope that the annual Block Collection which has just begun by mail will be well received. I will soon be making a public appeal for increased giving – as well as a rededication by all our families to giving praise and worship to God at Mass. There is no better time to do so than this holy Advent season in preparation for Christ’s birth on Christmas.
The 20-Week Raffle will work this way:
- 5 tickets ($20 each) will be mailed to each parish household for return with your $100.
- All tickets will remain in the weekly drawings for 20 weeks, plus the grand prize jackpot drawing. Thus, with good luck, you could win $200 every week ($4,000 total)!
Additional 20-week tickets will also be sold in the narthex and at the rectory.
As I wrote in the Block Collection appeal letter, the financial burdens of running a parish and our great school are immense. It is my hope that this new Parish Raffle will be a great boost, while giving you a nice return for your $100 tickets. Our bills and financial needs will only become larger as we continue to grow, and we are growing fast. To all who regularly and generously support St. Genevieve Parish through use of your envelopes, donations and/or online giving, I can’t thank you enough.
The future is bright, but I need everyone, we as a parish need everyone, to support St. Gen’s in your weekly offerings, if we are to keep it that way. Keep an eye out for those 20-week Raffle Tickets in the mail and stay tuned for our first drawing in the New Year. Good luck!
God Bless you, and thank you ! And enjoy a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Father Kevin