By October 20th this ministry will be faced with a huge decision to make.
Our Mission 2002 Ford Taurus Wagon needs to be re-registered which means we also have to have the required inspection sticker and make the deposit on mandatory insurance for the vehicle. I have already been told that the vehicle will not pass the inspection unless we get new tires and also have some other mechanical work done. The cost of everything will be at least $550. Up to $750.
Our ministry currently only has $50 available to it and there are also the basic Monthly expenses of $161.33 to be paid.
We have two options available to us, one would require those who receive or read our regular reflections to open up their hearts and wallets and make donations to raise what is needed or the other option is to sell the mission car which would mean we could no longer serve the nursing homes where we celebrate mass, the hospitals, hospices, and shut-ins we visit weekly.
If we sell the mission vehicle we could obtain at least $2500 which would go far toward reducing our massive debt of over $4500 accumulated over the 8 years of the ministry.
I really do not wish to abandon the people who rely on us all over New England because we could not keep the mission vehicle on the road.
I am turning to you because I need your help as I cannot do this by myself.
Please make a donation to this ministry to help raise the necessary money to take care of keeping the car in operation in addition to the normal monthly expenses.
Making a donation is easy BY CREDIT CARD using the PAYPAL links ON THE MISSION WEB SITE; www.missionstsergius.org Or you can send your donation directly to:
Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus
C/O Middlesex Savings Bank
830 Washington Street,
Holliston, MA 01746
Whatever happens, Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus and the Franciscans of Divine Mercy will continue posting the reflections, the counseling and consultation we do daily.
My prayer is that a few generous souls will find it in their hearts to make enough donations to keep us running while at the same time help in reducing the deficit which prevents our ministry from more for some of God’s most forgotten or rejected children.
If you cannot make a donation please pray that God will inspire other to do so and that God will direct us as to how He desires us to continue to be his servant and spread the word of His infinite mercy and Love for ALL His children.
If you have suggestions or a desire to assist the mission please let me know. This ministry is not mine but belongs to all who it serves and to God.
Please visit our Franciscan order web sites www.missionstsergius.org &
www.franciscansdivinemercy.org To learn more about our ministry and small Franciscan order.
A simple humble servant of Christ,
Rev. Robert Johnnene OFD