Dear Parish Family,
We are so grateful for the outpouring of concern and support the parish has received the last weeks.
We understand that this may be a difficult financial time for many. Like many parishes, we depend on the weekly support of our collections. The loss of even one weekend’s Offertory creates great hardship.
If you are able to continue your financial support during this difficult time, please know that online giving is available on our website allsaintshaverhill.org. Just click the “Online Giving” link at the top right of the homepage. If you prefer to send your normal weekly envelopes, please do so by mail or drop them at the Rectory, through the slot in the side door.
Earlier this week, we received a letter from the Chancellor about another way that parishioners can help to support their parish. Out of great care and concern for our parishes, a member of the laity stepped forward to design a daily giving platform. It is a special, 90-day campaign that will provide offertory support directly to the parish. Called “90 DAYS NOW – FOR YOUR PARISH” this special initiative asks, if possible, for parishioners to rally around their parish by making a special daily offertory commitment for the next 90 days. This effort is intended to supplement weekly offertory gifts, given the challenges of the current crisis. If you would like to join in this effort, the Archdiocese has created an easy-to-use link to donate:
Just visit the link and choose “All Saints Parish (Haverhill)” from the drop down menu. Your credit card statement will reflect the amount you donated as being given to www.BostonCatholic.org, but please note that your donation and notification of your participation in this initiative will be sent directly to All Saints. The Archdiocese of Boston is merely providing a payment mechanism to give us some additional support during this challenging time. It’s a wonderful gift to us and we are grateful.
We understand many of you may not be able to contribute to this special offertory collection given the economic impact this pandemic has had on your personal finances. We remain extremely grateful for your prayers of support for our parish family.
It is at times like these our faith reminds us that we are never truly alone, even as we face unprecedented challenges as a parish community. Though we are not able to join together in the celebration of the Eucharist, we continue daily to pray for the health of you and your loved ones.
With our prayers,
Fr. Chris and Fr. Marcos
Dear Parish Family,