Help Support the Parish Thru SJC Fest Raffle
Due to the on-going restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made to cancel the June dates for the parish’s Annual Family Festival We hope you agree that this was the prudent thing to do. Although far from certain, we are hoping a late August Fest may be held. This will require state, local, and Archdiocesan approvals and our ability to secure a carnival company. Please keep your fingers crossed this may be possible.
As we wait to hear whether large gathering restrictions will be eased where we might be able to host a Fest in August, we have decided to go ahead now with one of the key parts of our fundraising at the event, the Annual Raffle.
The Family Festival is traditionally St. John of the Cross Parish’s signature annual fundraising event. Proceeds from it help support all the ministries offered by the parish and the overall maintenance of our wonderful, but expensive parish facilities. These needs still exist and have been compounded by the impact of the pandemic on parish finances.
While we do not expect the raffle to raise the funds the Annual Festival normally does, we would like to try as best we can to close the hole the pandemic has made in this year’s parish budget. Last year’s raffle netted SJC over $65,000. With your help, we hope to top last year’s success.
Soon, all parishioners will receive a mailing for this year’s raffle. It includes a packet of 6 tickets. Please consider purchasing them yourself or selling them to family and friends. Individual tickets are $20 each. If you buy five for $100, you receive the sixth one for free!
All ticket stubs and checks or cash should be mailed or dropped in the Parish Center mailbox in the envelope enclosed with the raffle mailing. Checks should be made payable to St. John of the Cross. The drawing will be held on Sunday, May 30th.
5th Prize: $250 each (2 winners)
4th Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $2,500
Grand Prize: $5,000