Fr. Steve and the finance council recently provided an uplifting and informative State of the Parish presentation. I have heard some questions about the Religious Education budget; some folks are thinking that it covers the very important task of our educating our young saints through our regular catechesis program, and that’s all. Well, it is certainly our #1 task, and a duty for all of us adults, no matter how many or few of our own relatives are in the classes.
But it’s important for our financial backers (That’s you!) to realize that the Religious Education budget also covers the following expenses: RCIA; CYO support; parish missions; speakers; Bible studies; other adult faith programs; youth ministry which includes B.A.S.I.C., E.P.I.C., and more; the manpower behind our bulletin; the library; evangelization; Vacation Bible School; much of our website and social media outreach; and even diaconal support and some of the marriage programming. We are very, very careful with the money we spend…. // LEARN MORE