When I did fund raising for a living I made sure to invite friends and donors of my organization to make a year end gift. This, of course, meant the calendar year. These were really important gifts because traditionally it is the end of the year, beginning of the next, where nonprofits need the money the most.
Here we see the end of the year coming as Advent approaches. The Liturgical Year, in both dates and content, is not the calendar year. Rather it watches us prepare for the coming Christ at the beginning of our year, in Advent, and ends with Christ the King, which we just celebrated last Sunday. Advent begins this Sunday.
Never the less we too must think about a year end gifts. As Advent approaches will you consider helping us with a gift?
You have probably received our Newsletter by now and perhaps the letter from the Abbot. If you have you know we have a lot going on here and much to do in this new year. (If you haven’t received them and want to be on the list send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org). The fact is we need your support now more than ever and hope you will consider helping us.
You can click on Support Us on the Home Page to make a gift (and perhaps consider a monthly gift) or write to the Abbey at 901 Cool Spring Lane, Berryville VA 22611.
All of us at Holy Cross Abbey wish you a happy holiday season and know you are always in our prayers and thoughts.