As Stewardship Chairman, I spoke on Palm Sunday to the the congregation about the poor condition of the stained glass windows in our church.  Two windows in particular need to be rebuilt this year.  These windows were originally dedicated as follows: IN MEMORY OF JOHN DUFFY and GIFT OF JOHN CANDON.  The cost for the restoration of these windows is about $9000.  The Building and Maintenance Fund can cover part of this cost, but not all of it.  We need to have a fund drive dedicated to window restoration.

The faithful of St. Alphonsus have been generous in the past, donating funds for other projects to maintain our church and make it a comfortable house of worship.  The new air conditioning system, new carpeting and new paint are examples of your recent generosity.  Raffles and Fund-raisers are helpful and we plan to have them too, but they will not produce all the money needed for this window work.  

Can we rely on you to donate to the preservation of our beautiful windows?  There are envelopes in church for contributing to this fund drive.  You may also mail your contribution to St. Alphonsus Parish, 2918 US Route 7, Pittsford, VT. 05763. Please write "stained glass fund drive" in the memo area of the check. Thank you.

Ernie Clerihew

Stewardship Committee Chairman

St. Alphonsus Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund

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