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srbruniJanuary 2024

Dear Friends of St. Joseph By the Sea:

This year, as we begin our 2024 appeal, our greatest motivation for cheerful and generous giving should be that it pleases our Lord. Scripture tells us in the “Parable of the Cheerful Giver;” whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

(2 Cor. 9:6-8).

As always, we pause and reflect with much gratitude and joy on how God has blessed us in so many ways in the midst of conflict in our world and even now given the current state of the inflationary economy.

We continue to have breathless, fearsome and tragic moments during our present time. The Master continues to invite us to make our whole life a pilgrimage of loving transformation, faith, hope and peace.

Today, especially during these serious, difficult times, our doors continue to be open for hundreds of pilgrims who are seeking God, spiritual growth, guidance and reassurance in their faith.

Whether giving financially, giving time or blessing us with your prayers, talents, and loving friendship, we the Religious Teachers Filippini, are always blessed by your desire to help. The cost to maintain and repair our retreat house and property grounds, as the needs arise, continues to be significant. We receive each person as Christ did, especially those with special needs. Our repairs, replacements and renovations have allowed us to be more accommodating for those who come seeking peace.

For these and more reasons, we ask you, if possible, to help us in our efforts to continue our ministry here at St. Joseph By the Sea.  We are most grateful for your generosity and kindness, which throughout the years has helped us in restoring our Holy Ground. Perhaps you would like to make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one.  For donations of $500 or more, the names will be inscribed on our Recognition Plaque located in the foyer.  Regardless of the amount, we sincerely appreciate the spirit of the gift.

Please consider a donation and make checks payable to St. Joseph By the Sea.  A donation of $250 or more is tax deductible and the proper form will be sent to you upon receipt of your gift. 

Be assured that we will continue to remember you and your loved ones in our prayers and in return ask for yours.  Thank you for your friendship, support and generosity. May God’s blessings be yours in abundance today and always.

Download the 2023-2024 Appeal Letter and Contribution Form

With much gratitude, blessings and peace,

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Sr. Brunilda Ramos, MPF

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