Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Walking to Saint Patrick's Cathedral -- Will you sponsor me?

I want to share a letter with you that I'm sending out in an email blast (two email blasts in fact . . . because I don't want to be labeled a spammer!).   Maybe you can help me reach my goal of $10.5K.  Already -- in just a few hours -- family and friends have pledged over $2K!

Dear Family and Friends,
    Everyone who knows me knows that Assumption School in Peekskill is the joy of my heart!  That’s why, I’m taking my joy to the street and walking to St. Patrick’s Cathedral from Peekskill. Not just because Assumption School really, really, needs the financial help, but also in celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of Assumption School!
     On the morning of November 10th, I’ll leave Church of the Assumption for St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers where I will spend the night and, set out for St. Patrick’s on November 11th.  My goal is to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral at 6:30 pm on November 11th.
     My pilgrimage is part of a larger fundraising effort being undertaken by the Assumption School’s Advisory Board-- $105,000 for 105 Years of Assumption School (“105 for 105”). 
I would be most grateful if you would sponsor me as I make this prayerful and celebratory journey.
I ask you, if you can, to sponsor me by making a pledge. I will add your contact information to my sponsor sheet with the amount pledged and Assumption School will send you the invoice. Every little bit can help.
     Your donation will go a long way to helping families hit hard by the economic downturn continue to send their children to Assumption School.
     These are challenging yet grace-filled times and, I know, God can never be outdone in generosity!
Rest assured of my prayers for you every step of my way!

God bless you!
In Christ,
Father John Higgins
PS The walk is 58 miles.
PPS If you’re in the city, maybe you might join me for the Mass in The Lady Chapel?
PPPS Maybe more vigorous types might want to join me for the Friday leg of the walk.
PPPPS As I walk you can follow me on Twitter:   @CatholicPeek