Calendar sales have ended for 2022/23 but if you'd like to know more about the Gratitude 365 parish fundraiser, check out the video below!
*Be sure to watch in the fall of 2023 for the next round of calendar sales!
15 Key Points:
- The calendar is now referred to as “Gratitude 365 - A Year of God’s Goodness” - no reference to “lottery” anymore. The calendar’s main focus is our Catholic faith, gratitude for God’s goodness and also, parishioners making connections.
- A $365 “special drawing” will occur in Dec .2023 for all who have written their daily gratitudes in the calendar. Simply show your calendar “homework” to the parish office starting 12/01/2023. Does the calendar holder live out of town? Simply contact the parish office for ways to enter the drawing.
- Each month has a "Catholic Focus" and a "Way to Celebrate” the focus, like a Focus on the Holy Family and a simple way to live like the Holy Family.
- New this year are 52 “Parishioner Connection” Drawings (PC) - Every Friday we will draw a name from those who purchased calendars. Each weekly PC winner will receive one gift from one of our 52 "PC gifters.” Examples: a loaf of homemade bread, some cookies, a flower bouquet, a KC Fish Fry dinner, or even an act of service, to name a few. More important than the gift though, is one parishioner making a new connection with another. ** All parishioner connection drawings are separate from the cash drawings, meaning if you win on a Friday for a PC drawing, your name is thrown back in for subsequent cash drawings. If a PC winner doesn’t live nearby, they will receive a mailed “connection”!
- There are 13 “Fun Days to Celebrate” drawings - ($35 each), like National Compliment Day and Mother’s Day
- There are 24 “Holy Days to Revere” drawings ($100—$250 each), like Christmas and the Feast of the Assumption
- The largest drawing is on St. Patrick’s Day, Feast Day of our patron saint - $750
- We simply say “drawings range from $35 -$750”.
- Approximately $5,000 is given back to purchasers; only one cash winning per person.
- There are 90 drawings in total.
- Each calendar is $30 (and you get a physical calendar this year!) Thank you also to our calendar sponsors!!!
- Calendars have a tear off portion at the bottom for entry into the drawings. This ticket has your contact info which we then share with the PC gifters if your name is drawn.
- All the drawing dates and every detail you can imagine are within the calendar.
- They make great Christmas gifts!
- “God is good all the time. All the time God is good.” Let’s show Him we believe that.