Stewardship Annual Report
Dear Family of God,
I am pleased to present the 2017-2018 Stewardship Annual Report. The report highlights the important work accomplished by 550 volunteers whose work spans 47 ministries, committees, programs and services touching the lives of many of God’s children and families. I thank you for answering God’s call to serve your church by giving unselfishly of your time, talent and treasure. It is by loving one another and acting on this love that we can spread the good news of the Gospel and bring people closer to God.
As we enjoy the beautifully renovated church, completed in December of 2017, I again extend my gratitude to all who were involved in this worthy project. The culmination of the renovation was the Bishop Olmsted’s visit and special Mass to bless our new permanent altar and the relics within. The renovation was the direct result of your generous donations and our gift from the William G. Poortvliet Family Trust.
Our Social Outreach Committee, with your generous support, was able to improve the lives of so many in our diocese. We purchased new cafeteria tables and chairs for the children at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, we made substantial facility improvements to St. Michael’s Parish in Gila Bend and we provided new chairs and desks for students at St. Agnes School in Phoenix.
Thank you for continuing to serve the Lord and Our Lady of Joy by your untiring support, your presence and worship-offering. I am grateful to God for the support you have shown me through the years. May God Bless you and your loved ones abundantly.In Christ, through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty