BURNING the MORTGAGE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
When I was sent to St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish, I was told that this little country community was becoming a growing suburban parish and she needed new buildings to worship and grow into the future. As I began to discuss with you the parishioners, what we needed to do, we all committed ourselves to a complete restructuring of the parish facilities.
After our Feasibility study and our Capital Campaign, we broke ground and slowly the foot print of the future began to take place. Our Church, Rectory and Office building and later our Social Hall became a reality. However, we had a debt of $3.5 million dollars.
Over the last seventeen years we have all worked hard to pay off our mortgage. Today after the 12 noon Mass we will gather to celebrate.
I thought the best way to celebrate this historic event in the life of St. Cyril parish would be by having an old fashion cake and ice cream sundae celebration.
I want to thank all of you for your generosity and kindness over the years. You have helped us to accomplish a great historical moment in the life of our parish. It is one thing to build the buildings, but it is a greater achievement to relieve the parish of this debt.
My friends, God will bless you for what you have done to make St. Cyril such a wonderful parish. I see our accomplishment as a wonderful gift to God and the future parishioners of this great Parish.
I cannot than you enough for your love, your kindness, and your sacrificial offerings. I know God will bless you and your family for what you have helped us to become.
Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Reinstating The Obligation To Attend Sunday Mass