St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish,15520 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California - St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 15520 Ventura Boulevard,  Encino, California 91436



From the Desk of Father Mac

September 9, 2018

My Dear Friends in Christ,

One of my primary responsibilities as your pastor is to exercise prudent stewardship of the resources entrusted to me. With that duty in mind, I am pleased to present to you an Annual Summary of Parish Finances for the parish for Fiscal Year 2018 which ended on June 30, 2018. You will find this summary as an insert in today’s bulletin.

St. Cyril’s has experienced financial challenges in recent years but we have accomplished much in restoring the parish to fiscal health. I have worked closely with the parish finance council to control expenses and improve our income and I am pleased to report that in the past 3 years, with our renewed focus on stewardship, we have achieved a 35% increase in ordinary income.

The majority of that gain in income is due to an increase in giving by you, the parishioners of Saint Cyril’s. Your regular financial contributions are our main source of income. 65% of our annual parish income comes from your sacrificial giving on Sundays and Holy Days.

While our income has risen significantly, we are faced with constantly rising expenses, which explains the slight budget deficit the parish experienced for the fiscal year ended June 30. With that in mind, I am inviting all of our parish families to prayerfully consider a modest increase in weekly sacrificial giving in support of the parish.

If you currently give $25 a week, could you increase to $30 per week? If you currently give $50 per week, could you give $60 this year? If you give $75 per week, could you give $100 per week going forward? To those who regularly attend Mass but are not registered members or regular contributors to our parish, I invite you to commit to the parish by becoming registered members and making a commitment to weekly sacrificial giving via envelopes or e-giving.

You can sign up for e-giving by visiting our parish website at and clicking on the WeShare online giving link on the home page. You can also give to the parish via smartphone by downloading our OneParish mobile app from the Apple store or Google Play, setting St. Cyril’s as your home parish, and using the Donate feature.

I am deeply grateful for your generosity in giving of your time, talent, and treasure to support your parish. Your sacrifices make it possible for us to meet our operating expenses and continue to carry out our mission of spreading the Gospel here in the Encino/Sherman Oaks area.

In Christ,


For Information, please contact the Parish Office at or phone 818.986.8234


St Cyril of Jerusalem Parish
15520 Ventura Boulevard
(mail: 4601 Firmament Ave)
Encino, CA  91436
818- 986.8234


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