The basic details of the financial assistance package are the following:
We estimate the value of the assessment relief and salary payments to be approximately 2 million dollars.
While Council’s decision cannot possibly address all the concerns that parishes have right now—concerns about what the Federal and Provincial stimulus packages will mean for lay employees, concerns related to all the “what ifs” that are in our minds right now—while Council’s decision cannot possibly address all these concerns, Council’s decision can give us all a sense that we are all in this together and that together, with God’s help, we will find our way through this.
I am proud, so proud of all of us. And I want to send out thanks to the members of the ad hoc advisory group to Diocesan Treasurer Bob Hardy and myself, to members of the Synod Office staff and to all the members of Diocesan Council who not only agreed to this financial assistance package but embraced it.
God bless you all during this time.
Please find Diocesan Council document "Financial Support for Parishes during the COVID-19 Crisis" linked below in .PDF
And please find linked below in .PDF a copy of this correspondence.
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