A letter from our Pastor Sat. March 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Ste. Anne Parish,

 

We hope you are all doing well and please know we miss you and are praying for you every day! Several of our parishioners have asked us in the recent days, about how they can continue to make a weekly gift to our parish church, while public Masses are cancelled.

 

Before responding to the details of that question, I feel it is important first to acknowledge the daily hardships that so many are facing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are affected by the virus and for those medical professionals working on the front lines each day. We need to continue rallying around them as we entrust them to Jesus, the Good Shepherd and Good Ste. Anne, for strength and health.

 

Financial hardship is one of the struggles we will all be facing. From small businesses, to large factories, from farms to non-for-profit charities. All of us are going to experience financial difficulties at one level or another. The Church is no exception. As we continue to fulfill the mission of Jesus in an online format, our parish staff have families to support and the regular maintenance, and the upkeep of our beautiful church building continues.

 

So, if you are feeling the financial hardship in a particular way, as a small business owner or if you are currently laid off, and you need to modify the amount of your weekly gift, please let us know. We will make the changes immediately. Be sure to continue to support our local businesses and those who advertise in our bulletin published on our website.

 

For those who are able to make a weekly gift, your generosity is greatly appreciated. You can either begin the weekly gift or continue your existing one in the following manner:

 

P.A.R. / Direct Withdrawal: This is a great time to sign up for an automatic withdrawal from your bank account. You can change the amount at any time by contacting the office. Fill out the online form here to get started.

 

Envelopes: If you already have envelopes, please keep them until the church is able to reopen.
Or, you can mail them in to us at 12233 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor, ON N8N 1M3, or drop them off in our parish office mailbox during regular office hours.

 

Online: Donate online now via CanadaHelps . Please note, your tax receipt will come from CanadaHelps because they are facilitating your donation. It will not be part of your year-end receipt from the parish.

 

If you have additional questions, please email the office at steanne@dol.ca

 

Any gift is very much appreciated as it helps not only our physical buildings to continue, but the outreach in the name of Jesus, which is so important in our times. If you need to contact us at any time, we are here to help.

 

In the hope and peace of Jesus Christ,

Fr. Patrick Bénéteau

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