Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DC 'Hood @ Verizon Center!!

I was reading recently that people actually contribute more to their churches and charities in tough economic times – my guess is that they do it with the faith that says, “God will provide”. While we are in a financial crisis, my hope is that we can once again count on the generosity of God’s people for the 3rd Annual DC ‘Hood game at Verizon Center .

This year DC ‘Hood is playing the “Washington Pats”, a team of principals and teachers from the Archdiocese of Washington, on Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 p.m. Those who attend our game have to purchase a ticket to the Wizards game (6:00 p.m.), but don’t need to stay around for the Wizards game (for information about activities between games and dining facilities nearby Verizon Center , please email At halftime of our game, we will show a powerful and inspiring video on the priesthood, “Fishers of Men”.

This event is intended to promote vocations and to raise funds. This year’s funds will go to the Vocations Office. Last year, many people very generously contributed to our effort which resulted in over 500 sold tickets; we are hoping to sell even more tickets this year. DC ‘Hood continues to have the largest group sales for Wizards games.

Tickets are $25 (Upper Level) and $60 (Lower Level). Buying two $25 tickets, for example, would help greatly!! Even if you’re not able or interested in going, can you make a donation to our cause? The more tickets we sell; the more we promote the priesthood and raise funds for vocations.

You can order tickets online at, or for donations only, mail a check (made out to “Fr Greg Shaffer”) to me at St. Andrew Apostle parish, 11600 Kemp Mill Rd., Silver Spring , MD 20902 . (I will give your tickets to kids in the school or parish.)

If you are able to send a donation, please include your prayer intentions so that I can take them to our Lord when I offer Mass or make a Holy Hour in His Presence. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless you abundantly.


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