We are pleased to report that our parish financial status continues to be positive, thanks to ongoing generous giving and income from sources such as hall rental and investments. Regular offerings to the end of September were almost 3% above our budget, total income was 4% above budget and total expenses were slightly below the budget. As a result of these trends we are expecting to be close to balancing our income and expenses at the end of this year. Praise be to God and thanks to each parish member for your giving this year.
We continue to ask for your faithful and prayerful support as we approach the end of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. Please be aware of the need for designated gifts, particularly for our music program (choral scholars) and family life program. Also we welcome gifts through pre-authorized debit (“Electronic Collection Plate”) and through electronic transfers. Please ask for information if you’re interested.
Third quarter 2017 Operating Statement and September 30 Balance Sheet are posted on the hall bulletin board for your information. Your questions and comments are welcome.