The Grand Annual Parish, aka G.A.P., is an annual appeal by the pastor of St. Augustine Parish for specific purposes. This appeal is sent out to all the active registered families in the parish either by email or by a mailed letter. Donations to the GAP can be made several ways:

  • by check to “St Augustine Church”, write “GAP” in the memo and mail or bring to the parish office at 35 Essex St., Andover, MA 01810
  • by credit card at the parish office
  • online through your account at “Online Giving”
  • directly through PayPal with a credit card or through your PayPal account using the button at the right

This year’s G.A.P. letter from the pastor is included below:

May 22, 2017
Saint Rita of Cascia, O.S.A.

Dear Parishioner,
The G.A.P. is back!  Well, in a certain sense, the Grand Annual Parish collection never completely left.  This past year (2016) the proceeds were earmarked for the “special campaign” projects in conjunction with our 150th Anniversary.  Happy progress has been made on these projects and I want to give you a status report here:

New organ and loft renovations completed                           $125,000
New church access ramp and walkways completed               $168,000
Stained glass windows’ preservation 90% completed            $88,000
Church painting scheduled for this summer                           $185,000
Total: $566,000 expenses
Paid invoices: $380,000         
Unpaid invoices: $186,000

So you can see, your help in the GAP is very much needed and appreciated!  I would also like to encourage you to sign up for online offertory.  You can do this via the parish website. It’s easy and reliable way to meet your responsibility to support your parish.

Another way to save your money and support the parish at the same time is by taking advantage of our Group Auto Insurance Program. By belonging to St. Augustine’s you already qualify as a member of “the group” and a 6% discount!  Check this opportunity out and comparison shop.  Visit  www.dohertyinsurance.com or call 978-475-0260.

Thank you and God bless you for all your support of the mission of the Catholic Church here at St. Augustine’s.  Together we can keep it going!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Peter G. Gori, O.S.A.
Pastor

PS – This year we launched the G.A.P. appeal via email to all our parishioner for whom we have a valid email address.  If you would like to share your email with us for future G.A.P. appeals, please contact the parish office at info@staugustineparish.org or 978-475-0050 and/or sign up for our weekly parish e-news via our website.