SETON UPDATE: A FINANCIAL REPORT
SETON UPDATE: A FINANCIAL REPORT
Dear Parishioners & Friends of Seton:
Many and heartfelt thanks to you parishioners, friends and benefactors of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish for your financial support over these past weeks during the suspension of public Masses. To those who have consistently dropped off or sent in their weekly offering by mail, or did so on-line, and to those who are recurring donors on
, may God reward you! To those who have made one-time donations, thank you for thinking of us.
As may be expected, all contributions are down right now. The regular collection is down 27% over last year, and the all-important Easter Collection is down 33%.
Yet, I am inspired by your generosity and sense of sacrifice! Every day the mail brings us piles of envelopes and greeting cards. So many of the collection envelopes have little messages written on them. Throughout any given day, dozens of parishioners visit our church, say a prayer, light a candle and drop off their envelopes in the collection box in front of the altar.
Unfortunately, also expected given the financial challenges of the pandemic, a few have not been able to honor their original thoughtful
Renew + Rebuild
pledge. As of now, pledges amount to $1,643,000 (some pledges to be paid over 5 years). Our campaign goal is $1,845,000. As of April 3rd, Seton has received $744,058.
I am pleased to tell you that our
2020 Cardinal’s Stewardship Appeal
continues to receive gifts. To date, donors have paid $56,000 towards pledges of $69,000. Our appeal goal is $116,000. Seton will only receive funds if we go over goal.
Thanks to the good work of our accountant Carmela Costa working with our friends at Putnam County Savings Bank (Jefferson Valley), we were able to secure a federal
Paycheck Protection Program
(PPP) loan/grant of $131,000. This will enable us to pay all of our dedicated employees for the time being. I have also instituted certain departmental economies and restrictions on purchases to help control our expenditures. Although certain expenses do not cease, we are managing well for the time being.
The following is a more complete financial report for your consideration. We are in this together and we will get through this together with the help of God.
Thanking you in advance for your continued support and praying for you and your loved ones, I remain…
Yours in Christ,
SETON RESOURCES DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
You can participate in the broadcast Sunday Mass from Seton at 11am. The daily Mass is available from Seton Monday through Saturday at 9am (
). Scroll down on the Homepage to see the Mass. The Mass is recorded so you can also view it later in the day by clicking on the picture of the altar next to the description.
The church remains open daily for private prayer:
Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please note that during broadcast services the church will be locked.
Thursday, 9:30 am in the Chapel
Saturday, 4-5:30 pm in the Chapel and Drive Thru in front of the school (weather permitting)
No Sunday confessions at this time.
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The sign-up form is on the
Seton website homepage
on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:00AM