Pastor’s Corner -
Rev. Anthony J. Manuppella, KHS -
February 27, 2011
BUCK$ - 10TH Anniversary
My Dear Parishioners:
This year our “BIG BUCKS” Raffle is
starting later than usual so that we can have a shorter period of intense
selling of our Raffle tickets.
Over the years many of you have been so
encouraging and supportive. The responsibilities of a Pastor are many.
Sometimes I find myself being a doctor, a psychologist, a salesman, an
interior decorator, an electrician, etc., etc. But, the most important
tasks of being Pastor are two: taking care of the spiritual needs of my
parishioners and secondly, being a faithful steward of the material goods
of the Parish.
Just like a good father and mother there are
times when you need to address certain things that are difficult to do –
but like good parents, the good priest never shirks his responsibilities.
This year we all need to work to make our
“BIG BUCKS” Raffle a success by selling every ticket. Several years
ago our Raffle proceeds of $75,000 were put aside for partial payment to
build a parking lot behind Msgr. Fallon Hall. After going through a long
process we realized it would not be cost effective. Just recently the
home at 82 W. Chestnut Avenue (blue home) went up for sale. It is
contiguous to our present parking lot and is perfect to buy and extend our
much needed parking area. The cost of the house is $140,000. We will pay
for it with the proceeds ($75,000) from our Raffle that was held several
years ago (the proceeds are being held in our revolving fund) it will be
added to the proceeds from this year’s “BIG BUCKS” Raffle.
This will be enough to purchase the
property and hopefully make that area for parking! Having said all of
that, this year’s “BIG BUCKS” Raffle needs to be a success so we
can eventually have more parking for which many parishioners have been
We will be raffling off $75,000!
Yes, $75,000 in cash!
First prize is $25,000! Here
are the prizes:
1st Prize - $25,000
2nd Prize - $10,000
3rd Prize - $ 5,000
4th Prize - $ 1,500
5th Prize - $ 1,000
45 Prizes - $ 500
50 Prizes - $ 200 each
Tickets are $50.00 each. There will only be
3,000 tickets sold! That means your odds are 30 to 1 and you’ll be
helping the Parish. If every ticket is sold, the Parish will realize a
$75,000 profit. So, it is essential to the success of the Raffle that
every ticket is sold. The Raffle goes off on
Friday, May 13, 2011
in Pastors’ Hall at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are on a first come, first served
Tickets are available after all Masses in
Pastors’ Hall. Please stop down after Mass.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Rectory
during Office Hours – Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 PM –
Or, you may purchase tickets from the many
sellers around the Parish.
May God reward you!
Reverend Anthony J. Manuppella, KHS