Last weekend at the end of our Masses I shared the good news that by the end of the year, we had reached and even surpassed our fundraising goal for our church’s new Heating and Air Conditioning system. Hughes Mechanical is presently installing the new Daikin system (“VRV” technology), which will cost approximately $240,000. All told, contributions totaled almost $300,000. That is good because there will be some auxiliary expenses, primarily for new landscaping on the west side of the church and changes to existing landscaping on the east. I want to thank all of our parishioners who contributed to this project and also the many friends and benefactors of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church who donated as well. It has touched me throughout the years to see how many benefactors in Baton Rouge and even from out-of-state care enough about our historic church to remember us in times of special need. When our old HVAC system, which was installed 25 plus years ago, went down, I was crestfallen because we had not budgeted for this; but God provides, and His faithful people are good stewards of His gifts, both material and spiritual. In particular, I thank those individuals who stepped up in a big way, even to the point of raising money from among their friends who do not attend Sacred Heart. I am most grateful to you and to them!
Be assured of this: God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7); and He is never outdone in generosity.
Fr. Miles Walsh