I've noticed a phenomenon I find curious--people with blogs will ask for money...and get it!
Well, however reluctant I am to do this, it occurs to me my parish should not suffer because of that. I'm trying to raise money to paint the school gym -- we had smoking at bingo for years, until I made it no-smoking; but as a result, the gym ceiling and walls are pretty grimy. I'd like to get it done before school starts, and time is running out.
I need about $16,000--and I have $3,000.
Well, I can't imagine why you would, other than the goodness of your heart -- but if that is what you choose to do with your money, who am I to refuse? For that matter, someone reading this may have oodles of money, and really have nothing better to do with it. So maybe God really does want you to send it to me; who am I to argue?
So, if you want to send me money--or, that is, St. Boniface Parish--you can do so by making checks payable to:
St. Boniface Parish
310 South Downing Street
Piqua, Ohio 45356
(By the way--if I raise enough for the school ceiling, do you want the money back? Or may I spend it for new pews, or for a new baptismal font, or for repairing the exterior of the church, or for repainting the rectory? You get the idea--I don't want to accept your money under false pretenses. So if you are kind enough to add a little note answering that question, my conscience will be clear...)
All kidding aside, your gift would be completely tax-deductible, and greatly appreciated.