St. Francis-Fairfield Glade presents St. Alphonsus with a $30,000 gift

St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade recently made a $30,000 gift to St. Alphonsus Parish in Crossville to help with the latter’s building campaign.

Construction is nearing completion on a new St. Alphonsus Church. Parishioners have been worshiping in a parish life center since 2003.

In his letter announcing the gift, St. Francis of Assisi pastor Father Michael Woods wrote to St. Alphonsus pastor Father Mark Schuster:

“Dear Father Mark and parishioners of St. Alphonsus Parish. You and your parishioners must be very proud and grateful as you fulfill the hopes and dreams of all the faithful gone before you and those of you who now carry the light of the Gospel. You have raised a worthy, living sanctuary to give glory, praise, and honor to our Lord, Jesus Christ, as expressed by our beloved Catholic faith. Well done!

“The faithful at St. Francis of Assisi Parish join you in your gratitude and praise to God for such a gift. After all, we received our first beginnings as a parish from you, our mother parish. Please accept our gift of $30,000 from our parishioners as a remembrance of our belonging to each other in faith and our mutual, cooperative endeavor to spread the Gospel in Cumberland County.

“Every blessing from our Lord, Jesus Christ, and Mary, His mother. Peace, Father Michael Woods and the parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.”

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