The coronavirus is impacting Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center financially with the lost revenue from the many retreats and events that have been cancelled in the past few days. And we have been told that the pandemic will get worse before it gets better.
Will you please make an urgent gift of $150 or more to help provide the over $50,000 a month that it takes to keep the Holy Spirit Center running?
Here's what's going on. To keep the Center open we depend on income from our tenants, our donors, and from hosting retreats and booking event room rentals. As you can imagine, the cancellations for events and retreats are increasing with each day, as far as 3 months out. We are facing a prolonged time of zero retreat income. This has never happened before! That income helped to cover the cost of maintaining Our Lady's house for all who benefit from its resources. It's crucial that we find a way to make up for that financial loss.
The many calls we have received in the past 24 hours asking if confession and Adoration were still available demonstrates just how much this place means, especially in times of distress.
Your gift today will provide emergency assistance to the Center so that our doors can remain open now and in the future. The full financial loss that we will be facing won't be known until much later down the road. Your support now will ensure that we can continue to provide the spiritual resources that are so desperately needed in our world.
There are very few extra funds in our budget for such an unexpected calamity such as this but your gift today will provide instant relief and safety. We operate on a shoe string budget that most people would be surprised at considering we have a near 100 year old, 180,000 sq. ft, 12 acre campus that requires constant care.
Your action is needed now. Please make your gift today to provide the funds necessary to keep Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center open and available to all those in spiritual need. Your gift will make the difference in someone's spiritual life.
A special note: In light of all the cancellations, we will strive to keep the Center open, especially, Eucharistic Adoration. However, the health and safety of all has to be a priority. If we can remain open, the Lord will reside in the large Holy Rosary Chapel. We ask you all practice “social distancing” which is now six feet from one another. We will also offer confession from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays for as long as we possibly can with health and safety in mind. (go to www.olhsc.org for more details, online registration is required)
We are currently in our 20th year of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. We want to continue that tradition for Our Lord. And EVERY DAY counts.
We all need to unite ourselves in prayer, fasting, almsgiving, Adoration, and the rosary to battle this virus.
All for the gentle love of Jesus through the heart of Mary,
Deacon Henry Jacquez
President, Board of Trustees
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
You can donate securely online or send checks to: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH, 45212 Attn: Judy