We are temporarily accepting donations for (remaining) medical and funeral expenses for Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Collins, our beloved friend and unofficial chaplain. Contributions received will be earmarked especially for travel and Mass expenses for clergy, ceremonial furnishings and sundries, and a modest reception – to the extent possible – for the faithful coming from near and far in honor of Father. Wake and Vespers (tentative) to take place Tuesday afternoon/evening, May 7, 2019, at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Glenmont, NY, followed on May 8 (same location) by an early Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (tentative), with Matins/Lauds of the Dead and the Requiem Mass and Burial Office following. Times and further details forthcoming.
A block of rooms for those coming from out of town has been reserved for May 7-9, 2019, at the Comfort Inn, 37 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077. Please mention the “Fr. Collins funeral” in order to receive the “group” rate of $114 per night. (Anyone who vitally needs financial assistance with lodging or travel costs should let us know at the email address indicated below.) A small reception is planned for the afternoon of May 8 at the Appleby’s nearby, just a ways north on Route 9W. Finances permitting, refreshments and snacks will be complimentary.NOTE:
Contributions may be made on Fr.’s behalf using the “make a donation” button below, but PLEASE BE SURE to write “Fr. Collins funeral” in the note when making a contribution so that the funds can be properly set aside. Alternatively, donations may be made via PayPal directly to email@example.com – but PLEASE note “Fr. Collins funeral” in conjunction with any contribution.Those wishing to contribute by check
should semd checks payable to “ISOC” to P.O. Box 87, Glenelg, MD 21737 – and, as with electronic contributions, PLEASE note “Fr. Collins Funeral” in conjunction with any donation.
The “In the Spirit of Chartres” Committee was set up as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation in January of 1998 before the first ISOC pilgrimage. Because it takes funds to manage any organization, ISOC, has through the years, held all kinds of fund-raisers: bake sales, garage sales, Christmas boutiques, and of course, mail solicitations, etc. And we continue to ask for donations because without them, we cannot operate and continue our activities.
So with that in mind, we ask you to help us maintain and continue all the activities ISOC participates in, but most especially now in the maintenance of this new website and the ever increasing costs of hard and software.
If you can help, please feel free to send whatever you can to ISOC at P.O. Box 87, Glenelg, MD 21737. Please make check or money order payable to ISOC. Or donate through PayPal. Our account name is firstname.lastname@example.org
And please accept our sincerest thanks for your help.
In the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts.