Church of Saint John & Saint Mary
of Chappaqua, New York


Dear Parishioner,


In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul tells us that “all of you are Christ’s Body, and each

one is a part of it.” The Body of Christ is dependent on every member to do his or her part so

that the Body can function properly.


I think that you will be pleased to learn that the concept introduction of the automated giving

program at St. John and St. Mary’s is being welcomed with a positive response. I hope to

communicate with every member of our parish so that we can all participate in this new and

conscious way of giving. It works!


A reflective gift to St. John and St. Mary, one of thought and prayerful consideration, is more

valuable than a reflexive offering, even if the latter, spontaneous, gift is larger. By thinking

and carefully budgeting your support for the church, you make an ordinary contribution a

spiritual reward.


Please support our stewardship effort and support our parish automated giving program, by

filling out the enclosed form and dropping it in the collection basket at Mass this Sunday, or

you can mail it to the rectory or you can enroll online at


I thank you for your sacrificial giving at St. John and St. Mary and I ask that you consider

“parish pay” as a way of commitment for our future.


Sincerely in the Lord,


Msgr. Thomas E. Gilleece


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