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We have just finished a very busy summer season. Thousands of people have visited our beautiful church over the summer. Thanks to the SWIN effort they saw a beautifully restored interior and a leak free church. I remain grateful to all who contributed to the SWIN effort and a special thank you to John and Janet Kerney and all the members of the SWIN committee.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to the House of Charity. We are in the final phase of the drive, and I am happy to announce that we have exceeded our goal. Your generosity allows the diocese to continue so many important ministries and especially our outreach to those most in need. I also want to thank Terry McGarvey, Sr. Kathleen, Marie Turco, Janet Kerney, and Sr. Ann Raymond who worked hard to make this year's annual campaign a success.
After many years of not being able to reach our goal for the House of Charity, the Diocese established a step program to help those parishes who had not reached their goals. They reduced our parish goal and then incrementally increased it last year. Next year we will be given a goal based on the Diocesan formula for each parish. Because of your ongoing generosity, I am confident that we will be able to reach the goal once again next year. This annual appeal along with many of the second collections on Sunday are vital ways in which we live out the gospel mandate to reach out to those in need. Your fidelity to living Jesus is making a difference in the lives of many people.
Finally, in the weeks ahead we hope to begin work on the exterior of St. Agnes Church. We will repair and paint the exterior, and we will begin when we have Diocesan approval. As summer season draws to a close we are blessed to continue enjoying Cape May which is beautiful in every season of the year. Be assured of my prayers and please pray for me.
Yours in Christ,
Francis W. Danella, OSFS
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Swept by the waves of Christ's love and
guided by the Holy Spirit, we welcome all
to the Catholic community of
Our Lady Star of the Sea
in the heart of Cape May
We celebrate God's Presence in Word,
Sacrament, and Service.
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