Soon each of you will receive a letter personally signed by Kim, Ed and me explaining a bit more about our Pony Express Campaign and the theme of our campaign: GOD IS BLESSING OUR LIVES IN NUMEROUS WAYS AND WE NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS THE GRATITUDE WE FEEL! Please read this letter with all who live in your home and pray about your gratitude to God and how you can best express that gratitude.
In addition, Kim made a map of the areas in which all of the parishioners of St. Paul’s live; and at our meeting last night Kim and Ed divided the parish into six Pony Express Routes with six candidates to be named TRAIL BOSSES. Each Trail Boss will be in charge of a Pony Express Route.
Part of the excitement that Kim and Ed are experiencing is the unique approach of this program to Christian giving. Instead of making pledges, you will be filling in cards on which you “estimate” your giving.
Under the Pony Express plan, each church family/individual becomes a Route Rider, relaying a Saddlebag to one other family/individual in their neighborhood or geographical area. Parishioners who are homebound will not be expected to be Route Riders and other arrangements have been made for their participation in our campaign.
The Trail Boss will be responsible to make sure the Saddlebag keeps moving from home to home at a fast pace on his/her family Route.
On Sunday, November 12 there will be a Pony Express Breakfast for all to attend. At that breakfast the Trail Bosses will be given the Saddlebag for his/her Route.
Kim and Ed have been working hard on our campaign and I am grateful for their dedication.
Father Al Jewson