Earlier this summer, we embarked on a different fundraising initiative, and we called it our Summer Benefit.  A committee of parishioners came up with some varied ideas and set about to make them work.  While our Big Yard Sale did not get off the ground this year nor did a communal event for the whole parish, the committee is hard at work looking towards the future.  Now that we have time to plan for next year!  So those were some of the challenges we faced this year.  However, the Summer Benefit was a success!!!  Thanks to many for their generous donations and participation in the raffle, we were able to raise $87,530.  $21,660 of the $87,530 was raised by the Hispanic community over the past three months.  The Summer Benefit has been a truly whole parish community endeavor and we are very thankful for the generosity and sacrifice of all who gave and participated and our hardworking committee!

For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.