Many thanks to all those who worked so hard to coordinate the Parish Chicken Barbeque. It was a beautiful day and a great turnout for the meal. The kids enjoyed themselves on the waterslide and a nice group came out for the Rosary. Many thanks to Ed Fowler, Nancy Ashworth, Liz Peterson, Vivian Courcy, and so many others who coordinated and worked so hard to prepare, run, and clean-up afterwards. After expenses it raised $2076.
I have some bad news about the Parish Photo Directory. I apologize that after two years of many parishioners taking photos for a parish photo directory, I have to give the bad news that the directory will not be made. After many months of trying to figure out what is going on, we found out the company "My Church Family Album" went out of business (it was a subsidiarity of Summerfield Studios and according to the Better Business Bureau they are no longer in business).
When they approached us two years ago I was quite certain they were a pretty reputable company. It was my fault that after they finished the photos I was unable to get to organizing and formatting the directory right away. It was not until the following summer when some parishioners took on the project and finished it last December. In the Fall we were still in communication with the company so all appeared to be fine. But when we mailed the directory to them it was returned as "unable to be delivered." We realized the forms we sent had one address but when we checked their website there was a different address listed. We mailed them again to the other address and it was not returned so we figured all was well. But over the last few months when we called there were never any returned phone calls and when during further research we found that sometime late last year or early this winter they went out of business. Fortunately it did not cost the parish any money, but many parishioners paid a larger than normal photo fee for their photos knowing that is what helped pay for the directory to be put together. Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused for some of you. Hopefully in the future we may find an easier way to put something together.
Income and Expenses for July: Sorry I'm a little late on this one, but the income for the parish in July was $26,120 and the expenses were $20,034 for a net gain of $6,085. Thanks everyone for your generous response!