News from Fr. Vyverman
Hopefully by the time you read this article, I will have received permission from the Bishop’s office to sign the contract for the new school boiler. Thankfully, this meets the timetable that we set up. It takes 6-8 weeks for a boiler to be manufactured and this will keep us on schedule for installation of the new boiler this summer while the children are on vacation. The good news that I have about all of this is that the quotes came in under the estimated budget that we had for the 1st phase. But remember, we still have two more boilers and a lot of pipes to be replaced in the future.
Boilers aren’t the only thing happening at St. Charles and Our Lady. With the help of our councils, we have also been looking forward to some other activities and programs.
It’s been a long time since we had a photo directory at either parish. We have photos for the new directories scheduled for later this year. Also we have been looking at some parish programs and have very much liked the Christ Renews His Parish Program and would like to bring that program here. More information on both of these very soon.
We have started the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Campaign for 2015. If you still happen to have an outstanding pledge for 2014, it would be helpful if this pledge could be paid. By now, you should have received the BAA mailing from the Diocese of Kalamazoo with your personal pledge card. To help us make our goal ($52,325 for St. Charles and $11,676 for Our Lady), a suggested pledge amount is 1% of your adjusted gross income. Next weekend is our Pledge Sunday. Please bring your completed cards in or pledge envelopes will be available at Church. Above all, please keep the work of the Church throughout the Diocese of Kalamazoo in your prayers and also pray for the success of this annual campaign.
Thanks for reading!