Thank you letter to the Faithful 2021

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24th August 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters

We are in the fourth wave of this Covid -19 pandemic, be assured of our continued prayer during this pandemic.

I begin by thanking you for the money that has been collected during the 2021 Bishops’ Lenten Appeal Collection. Despite the difficulties that the Covid -19 pandemic has brought to us as a Church, we give thanks to God for the kindness and the generosity that has been shown through your support in this challenging financial times.

The collection in 2021 is about 49% of what was collected 2019. However with only 4 weeks of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal collection and only a 50% capacity in parish attendance, the total sum of R 4 833 492, 94 was raised. (Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for the different Dioceses collections.)

The money received will be distributed in the following broad categories in support of the Works of the Church: Works of Charity, Education, Communication, Justice and Peace and the Training of Priests.  Those who are supported form a cross section of society and include women and children, the young and the old.

This year we tried various ways of making everyone aware of the annual collection. We used Radio Veritas, The Southern Cross and also other forms of social media. The purpose was to assist people, to be reflective during this time with an emphasis on the 4 pillars of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal which is Prayer, Fasting, Penance and Almsgiving.

I would like to encourage you to please take note of the Bishops’ Lenten Appeal Facebook page: SACBC Lenten Appeal.

Please sign up to it now and you will be in line to receive future reflections and information on ways of supporting the Bishops Lenten Appeal.

We thank you all for your prayers and support.

Yours in Christ

Regards

Bro. Ashley Tillek, OFM

 National BLA Director

BLA Collection20212020% proportion to 2021 & 2020%proportion to 2021 &2019
AliwalR                     73 980,10R             24 825,00298%77%
BethlehemR                     79 609,00R             30 757,6080%80%
BloemfonteinR                     93 422,24R             25 243,20370%115%
Cape TownR                  785 046,56R          853 033,7092%47%
De AarR                     30 000,00R               9 930,00302%104%
DundeeR                  157 006,40R          153 876,45102%97%
Durban       R                  389 200,00R          565 910,9669%29%
Eshowe         R                     78 911,30R             57 349,20138%77%
Ingwavuma     R                     61 077,00R             42 603,00143%86%
JohannesburgR                  805 528,26R          747 472,89108%46%
Keimoes/UpingtonR             98 487,610%0%
KimberleyR                  239 138,80R          186 070,00129%50%
KlerksdorpR                     65 000,00R               5 000,001300%27%
KokstadR                  116 780,20R             88 079,65133%60%
KroonstadR                     67 512,06R             51 838,30130%63%
MariannhillR                  101 298,00R             45 217,20224%27%
ManziniR                     17 329,32R             14 554,63119%35%
MthathaR                  312 891,90R          111 981,10279%139%
OudtshoornR                     82 026,15R             55 658,85147%58%
PolokwaneR                     35 186,50R             29 170,00121%27%
Port ElizabethR                  182 754,21R          251 098,1073%37%
PretoriaR                  493 211,90R          274 095,09180%78%
QueenstownR                     91 465,20R             47 782,33191%72%
RustenburgR                  101 753,80R             85 326,95119%44%
TzaneenR                     87 719,00R             45 546,00193%55%
UmzimkuluR                     37 142,00R             26 902,00138%35%
WitbankR                  156 460,14R          164 067,8095%41%
Other(Direct Personal)R                     50 028,00R             10 430,00480%589%
St John VianneyR                       5 014,90R               6 224,4081%42%
Benedictine SistersR                       3 000,00
FMM SistersR                  500,00
FCSCJ-Matikwe SistersR                       4 000,00R               4 000,00100%
MFGR                     15 000,00R             15 000,00100%125%
Franco Phone CommunityR               5 000,00
TandyR                       5 000,00
SaffyR                     10 000,00
TOTALSR               4 833 492,94R       4 133 032,01117%49%
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