Our Winner Everyday Raffle has been a steady source of funding for our parish over the last 24 years, raising a total of $1,401,927. Last year we grossed $70,739, which involved 27% participation of our parish families. This effort has resulted in a net of $29,000 each for the church and school!
We continue to offer the opportunity to pay online as well as with a credit or debit card; you may also call our office to give us this information or use our parish app. Everyone gets 365 chances to win for each $20 ticket. We will continue to give $1000 on Easter, $500 on the feast days of Mary (Jan.1, March 25, Aug. 15 and Dec. 8), $50 on the 15th of each month, $100 on the last day of each month, and $25 all other days. The seller of the winning ticket on the 15th of each month gets $25. If you buy your ticket online, make sure you turn in any paper tickets you were given so that they can be put in the drawing drum (or place a “NO” in the box provided so we can fill out the tickets for you).
This year we will add 3 new drawings, which includes an Early Bird Drawing on December 3, where 10 who sell 6 or more tickets will win $50, and a First Time Buyers Drawing on February 7, where 5 winners will win $50. Everyone who sells 12 tickets will receive a free ticket, and those who sell 25 or more tickets will receive a $50 cash rebate and a chance to be drawn for a dinner for four cooked by the pastor himself!
If you weren’t able to participate in the raffle last year, we ask that you try your best to be a part of it this year. Even if you aren’t able to sell tickets, we also welcome a good will offering in lieu of tickets sold. This is an easy way to help contribute to the stewardship of our parish that has had proven results through the years. To everyone who has participated in so many ways in our raffle in the past, thank you once again for your efforts!