Dear St. Joseph's Church Family and Friends,
Today marks a very important time here at our parish and across the Archdiocese of New York. This is the official kickoff of the Cardinals Annual Stewardship Appeal. There are so many reasons why the Appeal is important, not only to those in need in the Archdiocese, but also to us, in our parish community. Your support of the Appeal helps countless people, and sustains the fabric of our ministries throughout our parishes.
If you have not already, you will be receiving a letter from Cardinal Dolan, along with materials that illustrate the deep importance of the Cardinal’s Appeal to our community. Part of being a steward means living with trust in God’s generosity and responsibly tending that which God has entrusted to us. Cardinal Dolan is asking you to participate by making a gift to this important annual initiative.
Your Gift to the Appeal:
Supports offices, ministries and programs throughout the Archdiocese that nurture and encourage our journey in faith;
Helps educate our children in our Catholic schools and religious education programs; 9
Provides for retired priests and religious by giving them the retirement care they deserve after decades of service;
Helps to educate our future clergy and prepare them for a life of service; and
Helps fund Catholic Charites, which provides loving care to millions of people in our Archdiocese.
The archdiocesan goal for 2016 Appeal is $20 million. Our individual parish goal is $68,500
I ask that you prayerfully consider your gift. It is only with your support that this campaign can be a success. We all have in our hearts the capacity to give as Jesus asked us to do.
If you would like to make your gift today, please fill out a pledge card and either mail it to the Appeal office or submit it to the parish. You can also pledge online at
If you need time to think about your gift, you will be given an opportunity to make your pledge during Mass on Commitment Weekend in a few weeks. Thank you so much for your support of the Appeal and please pray for its success at out parish.
Fr. James Cuddy O.P. Pastor