Weekly Message from Father Gase

February 12, 2021

My Dear Parishioners,

This weekend is the official kickoff of the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal for the Diocese of Toledo. Here at Immaculate Conception we have been given a goal of $27,293.00 which is lower than last year's goal of ~$30,000.

You should have (or will soon be) receiving a mailing from Bishop Thomas which outlines all the various ministries the ACA supports. One which I have personally benefited from is priestly formation. As a seminarian, 100% of my tuition, room, and board was covered by the Annual Catholic Appeal. There is no way I could have studied for the priesthood without the financial support of the diocese. It is through the support of the ACA that we are able to directly support the education and formation of our seminarians, who are our future priests. Take a look at the poster of the seminarians in the narthex of the church- there's a good chance that one of them will one day be the pastor of Immaculate Conception.

I humbly ask you to help us reach our goal here at Immaculate Conception. A great incentive is that 50% of anything raised over the goal will be returned back to the parish. Any gift- large or small- is most appreciated.

God bless you and yours as we journey together into this Lenten season!

Father Gase

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