In order to clarify this change for you a bit as of January 2017 the donation amount that is accepted is $10 ,I know that many of you have been donating already at that rate but some of you still have the forms that are asking for $5 so I ask you to please note that this will now be increased to $10. For now up until December 15 you may still donate the $5 . BUT any donation postmarked after December 23 please note National will no longer accept the $5 donation and it will be returned to you for the correct payment amount of $10. My suggestion to possibly make life easier for yourselves, and whomever maybe newly elected to Missions and Charity in your divisions this fall, is that it might just be easier for all to start the change now and just mail in the $10 donation to National. Just a thought
This information will be on our state website also.
As always please don't hesitate me with any questions or concerns regarding this matter or anything else regarding Missions and Charity.
Yours in our motto,
NYS Missions & Charity Officer
Notice of Change Regarding Mass Offerings
For many years, the Columban Fathers have accepted Mass offerings of $5.00. As was mentioned at the LAOH national convention in July 2016, the Archdiocese of Omaha, where the Columbans are headquartered, changed the minimum offering to $10.00 some time ago. As we are obliged to follow the Archdiocesan guidelines, we will be transitioning to the $10.00 offering effective January 1, 2017. Until that time, we will continue to accept $5.00 offerings.
In order to be in compliance with the change, please ensure that any payments sent to me for $5.00 Mass cards are postmarked by Friday, December 23rd because of holiday mail delivery. I will not accept any $5 payments for cards effective January 1st.
Thank you and God bless!
Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,
Mary Ann Lubinsky
2016-2018 Missions and Charities Officer
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.