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The devil is trying to slam a door in your face! Don’t let him!

 

 

 

June  2017

Friends,

I have a serious and urgent favor to ask of you. 

As you know Priests for Life is moving our headquarters to a larger building in Florida. Once we’re in we’ll be in a much stronger position and have the capability to go toe-to-toe with Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion industry.

The key for us right now is to make it from now till our October 1 move-in date. And that won’t be easy.

You see, until we take possession of our Florida headquarters we have to keep up with the double payments: (1) Our rent on our current office in Staten Island; and (2) The mortgage on our new headquarters. 

These double payments have stretched our finances to the breaking point.

And while it has been extremely difficult to meet both payment demands, thanks to the devil, things just got a lot more difficult. A totally unforeseen obstacle has arisen that can cause us real damage. 

I just got word that we’ve been hit with …

… an extra $97,364 bill to cover the repair.

I want to hasten to assure you that we did our due diligence on the building. A thorough inspection was done and a comprehensive analysis of exactly what we’d need to spend to turn the building into the pro-life powerhouse of operations that I envisioned when we purchased it.

But as the contractor did the necessary demolitions for the re-construction, unforeseen obstacles arose. One was finding asbestos under floor tile underneath carpeting.  And mold was found tucked well behind a couple of walls. It was impossible to detect either during the inspection process. 

Bottom line:

Renovation costs jumped an unexpected $97,364 and we’ve got to come up with the money to pay them. 

Can you help me raise that $97,364? You’ve always been so generous when I’ve come to you in emergencies like this and today especially we could really use your help so Priests for Life can get to October 1 without …

a. Missing a mortgage payment on our new headquarters.

b. Missing a rent payment on our current headquarters.

c. Missing a construction payment so that we’re ready to hit the ground running come October 1 when we take occupancy of our Titusville work space.  

d. Disrupting any of our ongoing pro-life work which includes:

  • Defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Getting another pro-life Justice confirmed to the Supreme Court
  • Pressing Congress to pass pro-life legislation
  • Producing “Defending Life” programs that air on EWTN
  • Sending our priests all over the country to preach the Gospel of Life
  • Sending our Pastoral Associates to pro-life events to energize pro-life activists
  • Training pro-life leaders in how to be more effective in their local communities
  • Educating, energizing and mobilizing priests and deacons to lead God’s people to victory over abortion
  • Giving millions of faithful, pro-life Catholics a voice in the fight to end abortion
  • … and more

All that work – combined with the double-edged sword of mortgage and rent – has brought Priests for Life to the brink of a serious financial crisis.

Making our situation even more tenuous is the fact that summer is now upon us; that time of year when donations to Priests for Life are at their lowest.

And now we have that unexpected $97,364 expenditure. As people always tell me, given how powerful Priests for Life is about to become, it’s no surprise that we will face unexpected obstacles. But God has intervened and opened a window of opportunity for us.

That window is a $75,000 Matching Gift Challenge that one of your fellow Priests for Life ministry partners put up. 

He’s done this because he sees the great value our new headquarters will have in the fight to end abortion. So from now until the end of July he will match every gift sent to Priests for Life dollar for dollar up to and including his initial $75,000 stake.

This is a heaven-sent opportunity to raise $150,000 that I’m hoping you will help us maximize.

Plus, for you, it means you will DOUBLE the impact of whatever gift you send Priests for Life today. For example, if you make a donation of $25 today it will become $50! A gift of $50 turns into $100! 

But no matter how much you donate today, your gift will go a long way in helping Priests for Life meet our current financial obligations with our new headquarters WHILE AT THE SAME TIME allowing us to carry on all of our pro-life work without skipping a beat. 

So it’s a WIN-WIN for both you and Priests for Life. 

The key though is to maximize the $75,000 Matching Gift Challenge and turn it into $150,000.

That’s it. That’s the favor I’m counting on you to do for me today; or rather for God’s unborn children. Don’t let the devil have the last say in this. Please. Thank you and God bless.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life 

NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448.

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Priests for Life
PO Box 141172 • Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel. 888-735-3448, (718) 980-4400 • Fax 718-980-2542 Email: mail@priestsforlife.org