“Sharing the Joy of the Gospel, Together in Christ.” is this year’s Annual Diocesan Appeal theme for the Diocese of San Jose. Every year, faithful Catholics from 54 parishes and missions within Santa Clara County, contribute generously to support common services and programs in the Diocese.
The pledge forms are located in the vestibule or the office. You can also pay directly online through the Diocese of San Jose website.
My dear Parish Family,
2017 has been a banner year for Santa Teresa Parish with the celebration on October 15th (Feast of our Patron Saint) of our Golden Jubilee and Annual Parish Festival. We were honored to have Bishop McGrath presiding at Mass and then joining us afterwards for a Champagne Toast on a glorious day of fun, festivity, and jubilation.
We also had a successful year of fundraising in 2017 for the Annual Diocesan Appeal to help our Bishop in his works and ministries in the larger church of Santa Clara Valley, the Diocese of San Jose.
While we respond to the needs of our diocese, we are also aware of our own need to remodel our Parish Church, now that we have completed successfully the building of Avila Hall and the remodel of all our parish offices.
2018 Appeal’s theme will be “Sharing the Joy of the Gospel, Together in Christ.” Santa Teresa Parish’s share of the 2018 goal is $95,322. I want to add a Parish Goal of $50,000 to the ADA Goal set by the diocese. In this way, when our church remodel plans are ready and approved (including Chairs, Floor, Painting, Sound System, Handicapable Access, Roof Repairs, Storage), thanks to your generosity, we will have funds to start the remodel of our beloved Santa Teresa Church, as we prepare for the next 50 years.
So, I want to challenge you to meet the combined ADA and Parish Goal for 2018, which is: $145,322
With your help we can do it! Thank you for prayerfully considering your response to this appeal.
Fr. George Aranha, Pastor