Message Regarding the Parish Gift Shop
5 August 2021
Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Hope,
For many years, our Parish Gift Shop, managed and run by dedicated volunteers, has been a valuable resource to purchase religious items. However, with the passage of time, and the increasing practice of purchasing directly online, sales have been declining to the point that the Gift Shop is no longer self-sustaining.
Therefore, I have decided that the Gift Shop will not continue. Instead, consideration will be given to other potential uses of the space the Gift Shop has occupied. I know that some will find this decision disappointing, but I believe that it is in the best interest of the parish. In addition to the annual Christmas Market, I will look to identify other events that vendors may be invited to participate and offer religious goods for sale.
Sincerely yours in Christ,