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Father Jim Stewardship Appeal


March 25, 2020

Dear OLPH Parish Family,

     Friends, what a difficult time we face! As we learn to adjust to a new normal, please know that you are in my daily prayers and thoughts. And I need your prayers, too. I miss seeing you, my parish and school family, at Mass. I miss hearing the laughter of the students coming from the school. I miss the simple daily interactions and the celebrations of our faith community. But in these times of such great uncertainty, our faith is our constant and our comfort.

And, Jesus said, “I am with you always…” Matthew 28:20

     As you have adjusted in your household, we have made changes in our parish and school to ensure the safety and security of our parishioners and community. As you know, we are not able to celebrate the mass face-to-face currently. However, Father Tom and I celebrate daily and each Sunday Mass with special intentions for each of you, our community, our country, and our world. We always remember and thank the Healthcare personnel who are working so courageously for us, too.

     And it will be a grand celebration when we’re all together again at OLPH!

     I want to thank you for your continued financial stewardship. We are certainly blessed to have such faithful members of this parish. Now, as things continue to change right before our eyes, I’m asking, as you are able, to continue to give financially. Without the live Mass, we do not have the opportunity for an offertory collection. 

     One way you can help is through WeShare, our on-line giving portal. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so. You can make a one-time gift, or you can set a recurring monthly gift. Just go to and click on Give Online or here is direct link, It’s safe, easy, and it will allow us to keep our current commitments and plan.  If you prefer to use your weekly offertory envelopes instead, that’s great too. You may mail your envelopes to the church office at…

OLPH Church, 501 S. Moore Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37412

     Whichever method you prefer, I do ask (if possible) that you continue to give at your pledged or typical amounts.

     It is through your gifts that we sustain OLPH Church and School.

     And most of all, THANK YOU for your love and friendship and for your faithfulness. I pray that each of you and your families are safe and healthy. Together, along with our faith, we will get through this very difficult time.

 May God bless and keep us all, Fr. Jim