Our Parish, Our Home
2022 Annual Thanksgiving Appeal
Dear Parishioners of St. Angela Merici Catholic Parish,
As we approach the celebration of Thanksgiving Day in Canada, we are given an opportunity to stop and reflect on the many blessings that are present in our lives. We give thanks to God for these blessings, mindful of the fact that we are in turn called to share our blessings with others- especially those who are in need.
We, the staff of St. Angela Merici, are incredibly grateful for the many ways that you, our parishioners, have supported our parish by volunteering for parish ministries, serving in various roles at our liturgies, and offering your financial support to ensure that we can continue to provide a spiritual home for Catholics of Italian descent in Windsor.
In his many teachings about generosity, Jesus instructs us to be “good stewards” of the gifts we have been blessed with, and to give generously of our time, talent, and treasure to help those in need. Therefore, on Thanksgiving weekend, all Parishes in the Diocese of London make an appeal to their parishioners, asking for their help to further support the financial needs of the Parish.
This “Thanksgiving Appeal” collection is different from the regular Sunday collection, because 100% of the money collected remains in the parish to help minister to those in need, pay day-to-day operating expenses, and support the maintenance and upkeep of our buildings.
As you are aware, the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched all areas of our lives, and the impact on our Parish has been significant. Our parishioners have remained generous, and for that we are grateful. We have been able to undertake some needed repairs and improvements including new LED lighting, repairs to the A/C units, and the replacement of the roof over the sacristy has been completed as well. As we look to the future, we plan to replace the heating and cooling system in the church, which has reached the end of its life. Your contribution to the Thanksgiving appeal can help to offset the cost of these necessary repairs and ensure that St. Angela remains a home for Catholics of Italian descent in Windsor for generations to come.
May God bless you for your generous support of our parish.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Steven Huber, CSB
Administrator of Spiritual Affairs
Deacon Paul Bezaire
Administrator of Temporal Affairs
Donate By Credit Card
Credit card donations can be made online here.
Please chose Thanksgiving Appeal from the drop down menu.
Donate By Envelope
There is a Thanksgiving Appeal envelope in your Sunday boxed set. A s well, Thanksgiving Appeal envelopes are available at the back of the church.