As a pastor of three rural parishes, I know all too well how much of a financial crisis the suspension of Church services will affect us. We still need to pay our bills but we have no revenue coming in to pay them with. While we have some limited savings to draw upon, these will soon be exhausted if this suspension lasts more than a few weeks.
Perhaps the answer lies in setting up something like a GoFundMe campaign so that parishioners can provide some financial support. Or perhaps asking parishioners to make electronic transfers will be the way to go. But either way, we will need to come up with an answer… and soon!
Your feedback here will be greatly appreciated in helping decide which way to proceed.
Fr. Tim Moyle
Parishes of the Upper Pontiac