Announcing the 2020 Virtual Benefit and Auction
This year our annual Benefit will be unlike any of our previous ones. The reason is simple: the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place orders that have followed as a consequence. Our Virtual Benefit and Online Auction is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, at 1:00 p.m.
The shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders as well as the exhortation "We will get through this together" have led us, in faith, to our theme: "The Holy Family: We Are Together in God." Jesus, Mary, and Joseph represent our union with each other in God. They also inspire us to walk with God and each other on the journey of life on this earth until we reach our destined fulfillment in the next life. Especially we need to do this for each other at this time.
For us who are Discalced Carmelite priests and brothers, we know it is impossible for us to be and do as God calls if we are not together with each other and with you - if we do not have your understanding and love, your help and support. We at Mount St. Joseph need you for our life and ministry, especially our work of forming new members of our Order. We are mindful of your being with us for more than sixty years.
Our annual Benefit is our principal fundraiser for the year. We invite you to participate as you are able and to help us with your time and talent, dollars and gifts, prayers and affirmation. We remember you each day in our Masses and prayers with gratitude and affection. May God bless you and your loved ones each day, keeping you safe and in good health.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Gerald Werner, OCD