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Annual Report

Early September is an ideal time to release an annual report aimed at educating parishioners about the current state of the parish. This report serves as a platform to share financial updates, highlight ministry impact, and provide an opportunity for parish leaders to articulate their vision and aspirations for the future of the parish community.

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Annual Report

Publishing an annual report is a crucial step in fostering transparency, accountability, and community engagement. The report can provide your parishioners with valuable insights into the parish's financial health, ministry achievements, and future plans. It serves as a tool for educating the community about the impact of their contributions and the effective stewardship of resources. Moreover, an annual report offers you an opportunity to communicate your parish vision, values, and priorities, for the next year of ministry. 


One this page is a sample report to serve as a starting point for your report.

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As we gather our thoughts and reflect on the past year, I am filled with profound gratitude for the way each of you has contributed to the vibrant life of our parish. Together, we have navigated the twists and turns of our collective journey, finding strength in our faith and in each other.

This year has indeed been a testament to our resilience and commitment to living out the Gospel values. Through your generous participation, whether through time, talent, or treasure, you have each played an integral part in weaving the rich tapestry of our parish community. It is your willingness to contribute that fuels our many ministries and activities, bringing light and hope to those in need.

Financially, we have seen both challenges and blessings. Thanks to your sacrificial giving, we have met many of our goals and have continued to support our missions and community services. Here are some highlights from this year’s financial report:


  • Total Contributions: $450,000, a 5% increase from last year.

  • Major Projects Funded: Renovation of the parish hall ($120,000) and expansion of our soup kitchen facilities ($30,000).

  • Outreach Impact: Supported over 200 families monthly through our food pantry and assisted 50 families with utility and housing expenses.


Our religious education programs have flourished, nurturing the faith of our youngest members and laying down paths for them to explore and deepen their relationship with Christ. Our outreach programs have extended hands of fellowship and aid to the less fortunate, truly embodying the spirit of the Gospel.

Looking ahead, we are excited about the new initiatives that will further enrich our community and expand our reach. These plans include enhancing our facilities to better serve our growing family and stepping up our efforts in community outreach. We invite each of you to continue walking this path of faith and service with us. Your ongoing engagement and support are crucial to bringing these visions to life.

As we move forward, let us keep our eyes on the horizon, guided by the light of Christ and the warmth of our community spirit. May we continue to grow together, not just in numbers, but in love and faith.

Thank you once again for your dedication and love for our parish. May God bless you and your families abundantly.


In Christ’s peace,

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To live the Gospel of Christ by nurturing faith through sacramental life, education, and compassionate outreach, serving all God's children within our community to foster a culture of inclusiveness and charity.


To be a beacon of faith, hope, and love, inspiring a community that is spiritually vibrant, united in diversity, and committed to acts of mercy and justice. We strive to deepen our relationship with God and each other, empowering every parishioner to live out their calling in Christ.


Compassion: We embody Christ's love by responding with empathy and care to the needs of others, both within our parish walls and in the broader community.


Service: Rooted in the example of Christ the servant, we dedicate ourselves to serving with humility and joy, recognizing the dignity of every person.

Faith: We are committed to deepening our understanding of the Catholic faith, promoting a life centered on the sacraments, and nurturing spiritual growth among our members.


Community: We value the power of community and the strength it brings. We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can find a spiritual home and opportunities to contribute.


Integrity: Guided by the teachings of Christ and the Church, we strive to act with honesty and transparency in all our dealings, ensuring that our actions reflect our deep commitment to our spiritual and ethical principles.

Stewardship: Recognizing that all we have is a gift from God, we commit to responsible stewardship of our resources, promoting sustainable practices and generous giving to support God's work.

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This financial report underscores our Parish's commitment to transparency and prudent management of resources. Thanks to the exceptional generosity and faith of our parish community, we are pleased to report a year that not only met but exceeded our financial expectations, allowing us to expand our ministries and enhance our facilities.


We are grateful to report a financial surplus of $50,000 this year, a testament to the robust support and active participation of our parish community. This surplus has empowered us to invest in significant enhancements to our parish facilities and expand our outreach programs, which have greatly benefited from your generosity.

The success of this fiscal year reflects our community’s vibrant spirit and commitment to our shared mission. As we look ahead, we are energized by our financial health and excited about the opportunities to further our work in faith and service.

We extend our deepest thanks to everyone in our parish family. Your contributions have made a tangible difference in the lives of many and continue to inspire our journey forward. We look forward to continuing this path of growth and service, buoyed by your unwavering support and faith.

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As we look back on the year and reflect on our spiritual journey together, we are delighted to share updates from three of our key ministries. These ministries embody our mission to serve and enrich our community through faith, fellowship, and service.


Family and Youth Ministry

Our Family and Youth Ministry continues to be a beacon of light and hope for the young families and youth in our parish. With programs designed to engage children, teens, and parents, this ministry fosters spiritual growth and community connection.


This past year, we successfully launched our monthly Family Faith Nights, which have seen increasing attendance, with an average of 50 families participating each month. These evenings are dedicated to prayer, learning, and fun activities that strengthen family bonds and deepen their faith journey.

Our Youth Group participated in a regional retreat that brought together over 100 young people from various parishes. The retreat focused on leadership and service, empowering our youth to take active roles in both the church and their communities.


Plans are underway to expand our catechetical offerings for teens and incorporate service-oriented activities that support local charities. We also aim to increase parental involvement through workshops that equip them with tools to foster faith at home.



Outreach and Social Justice Ministry

The Outreach and Social Justice Ministry is dedicated to living out the Gospel call to care for the least among us. This ministry not only addresses immediate needs but also advocates for systemic change in our community and beyond.


A highlight of the year was the expansion of our weekly Soup Kitchen operations, which now serves over 300 individuals weekly, a 20% increase from last year. Our dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide warm meals and companionship to our guests.


We also launched a new partnership with a local shelter to provide job training programs for the homeless, successfully aiding 15 individuals in finding employment and securing stable housing.


The next step for this ministry is to launch a mobile pantry service to reach underserved areas of our community. Additionally, we plan to host community forums on social justice issues, creating a platform for education and advocacy within our parish and beyond.

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