“I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.”
Jesus gets right to the point—we are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance. No gift is too small or insignificant! Giving money to support the mission of our local parish is a matter of our faith, just like praying and participating in parish ministries. When you make a financial offering, is it from your first fruits or from what is left over?
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington has informed us that another parishioner, Mildred Edwards, recently made a donation to their Cars for Families program. Her car is already helping a young seminarian carry out his duties during the last few years of his studies, which includes service in several locations outside the seminary. With the great need within the Church for new clergy, Ms. Edwards and the St. John Neumann parish can be proud to be helping enable a young man to complete his studies to become a priest!
Your generosity during your lifetime has enabled St. John Neumann to serve the people of God in our community. Continue to be a part of the strength of this community by making a bequest in your will to our parish. For more information, call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.