Vol. 4, 2016-2017
At the beginning of each fraternal year we have a Charity Goal, and for the 2017 – 2018 fraternal year that goal is $993,570.00.As of January 31, we stand at 69.33% of that goal. However, we can do something special and that is the set the benchmark at $1 Million dollars in Charity contributions. This has never been done accomplished in the history of the Texas State Council.I believe if you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your council’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are succeeding.
Each fraternal year the TSC can count on a certain number of councils in each Diocese to make 100% of their goal, along with councils that will contribute at some level less than 100%. All those councils helped us to achieve 100% of our Charity Goal last year.However, to accomplish this goal of breaking $1Million this fraternal year, we will need those councils that participated last fraternal and we are going to need those councils that have not participated in the past to step up and contribute and be a part of something special.
We have four months left in this fraternal year, challenge yourself, encourage your council to participate. Remind your council of the ministry that was selected by your Bishop which will receive the Charitable contributions returned to your Diocese.
We can do this, but we will need your help.
5 So I have thought it necessary to encourage the brothers to go to you ahead of us and make sure in advance of the gift that you have already promised, so that it is all at hand as a real gift and not an imposition.
6 But remember: anyone who sows sparsely will reap sparsely as well -- and anyone who sows generously will reap generously as well.
7 Each one should give as much as he has decided on his own initiative, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Vivat Jesus! Viva Cristo Rey!
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