EMAIL SENT ON MAY 20TH 2019 BY FR. GIROUARD TO RESISTANCE CLERGY AND PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS AND BENEFACTORSFatherGirouard@outlook.com
Mon 2019-05-20 2:16 PM
Dear Excellencies, dear Fathers, dear parishioners from Aldergrove and Post Falls, and dear friends from elsewhere,
This is to let you know that I am moving out tomorrow from my apartment, which has been my home since June 1st 2013.
Providentially, I found a nice manufactured home in a 55+ Adult park, where I will have a really big yard, and no neighbours on the left and in front. The home is a double-wide and has 1159 Sqf, with a detached 12x 20 feet workshop/storage shed. The house has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, a foyer, a living room, a laundry room, and a porch. One bedroom will be transformed into a chapel for week-day masses.
It is in a very beautiful place (Cultus Lake), except it is about 40 minutes further East than where I am now, so it will take me about 50 minutes to get to the hall we rent on Sundays.
Therefore, be all advised that, starting this coming Sunday, Sunday Mass will be half an hour later than actually. So Mass will start at 10:30AM, with confessions and Rosary half an hour earlier. I will open and prepare the hall at 09:15AM, with the usual helpers.
When I do the Post Falls trip, I will not be able anymore to stop home after I travel back from the Bellingham airport. I will therefore go directly to the hall. This means that on these Sundays (2nd Sunday of each month), I will reach the hall about 30 minutes earlier than actually, and we will therefore have Mass on these days at 05:30PM instead of 6PM (confessions/rosary 1/2 hour before).
You understand that I will not have internet access for the next few days, and I will be too busy to answer emails anyway. I will send you another email when all systems are operational, and you will then get more information. I am attaching a few pictures now.
Thanks be to God, I was able, with your generous support over the years, to buy this property without having to get a loan from the bank. The idea of making banks more wealthy than they already are is repulsive to me. Nevertheless, I had to borrow some money from some people (without interests) and I have to start paying back on June 16th. I also have some extra expenses due to repairs and construction work (for a second bathroom for people coming to week-day Masses), and to buy the furniture needed (I don't have much now).
If you could find it in your hearts to help me financially, it would be much appreciated. Please also pray that all goes well with this move and new installation, and for the continual spiritual benefits our presence brings to the Northwestern part of America. Whether you are helping financially or spiritually, or both, you will all remain in my daily prayers for benefactors.
If you want to support me, you can mail your cheques (made at my name) to my actual address, and it will be automatically forwarded to my new address for the next 12 months. You can also make electronic money transfers. I can receive both American and Canadian currencies, but not the others, as the fees for exchange are too high.
My actual address is:
P.O. BOX 1543
Thank you all, and God bless you!