The parish was rather quiet this year about the annual stewardship campaign. We decided not to con- duct the annual parish campaign for a number of rea- sons. The primary reason is the difficult economy and the financial demands on our families. In addition, we held other campaigns to raise money for Kid’s Café and the youth earlier in the year, and we currently are hold- ing the 30-for-30 campaign, which will continue thru December, to continue to support Kid’s Café. With the October 22nd annual Parish Banquet approaching, which includes a special raffle, we felt our parish members have enough opportunity to financially support the parish in additional ways.