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Affinity Program

posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:27 AM by Music Director

                Shortly before Christmas, we published information regarding an exciting, FREE way to support our parish.  It’s called The Affinity Program, sponsored byTD Bank.  The program is open to all account holders and costs absolutely nothing except a few minutes to enroll.  Here’s how the program works:

                If you have a savings, checking, money market, CD or any other type of account at TD, the bank will DONATE a percentage of your total investments to St. Charles Borromeo Parish!  The donation does NOT come from your account(s), you pay nothing to enroll, and the parish receives no information whatsoever on your accounts.  It is all strictly confidential and perfectly legal.  It is TD Bank’s way of appreciating and supporting worthy non-profits like churches who give so much to the communities they serve.  Isn’t that fantastic?

                In the first year of its inception at my previous parish, the Church of the Assumption in Galloway Township, the parish earned over $6,000. Last year, that figure doubled to over $12,000!  That’s free money, folks! That’s a lot of bills paid, programs and missions supported, and supplies purchased!

                So what are you waiting for?  Only a tiny number of parishioners have enrolled so far, and I’m kind of disappointed by that.  We need a certain amount of account-holders to enroll before the bank can begin accruing the donation. 

                If time or memory is a problem, representatives from one of our local TD branches will be here next weekend at all Masses to further explain the program and distribute forms for enrolling.  All you need is your account number(s).  Fill out a form, give it to the representative or bring it to your TD branch and the bank will do the rest. 

                Trust me, this is an extraordinary program, and we would be fools not to take advantage of TD’s generosity.  Remember Jesus’ parable of the servants entrusted with their master’s wealth (Luke 19:11-27).  You certainly want your money to work for you; here’s a way it can also work for your parish community. 

Thank you, TD Bank, and may God bless your owners, stockholders, managers and employees for what you give back to the communities you serve!

On another note, who do you like in the Super Bowl?  Or maybe the better question is, who really cares??

GO FLYERS AND SIXERS!!

 

In His Love,

Fr. Mike

 

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