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2017 Homecoming 50-50 Raffle

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Dear Friends,

We at St. Mary of Victories are thankful for our long 174 year history in St. Louis, and are seeking to keep our historic church going for another 174 years.  St. Mary's was built in 1843 when the Archdiocese was young and reached to the Canadian Border and out to the Rockies. It remains one of the few remaining pre-civil war liturgical and architectural treasures in St. Louis. The Louisiana Purchase had just happened 30 years prior, and German immigrants needed a home. Later in 1957, we became a home to Hungarian immigrants who were fleeing Communist tyranny in Europe. Today we're a home to those groups, and all of those who seek solid Catholic preaching and reverent liturgies that are in continuity with our great Catholic past, rather than at rupture from it.

Mark your calendars!  Sunday, August 20 we celebrate our 174th Annual Homecoming Picnic, celebrating the feast day of our co-patron St. Stephen of Hungary! This year we are planning many treats which will be announced as time goes on. We can share that we're adding one new fundraiser which we're sure everyone will enjoy - a 50/50 Raffle.  What's a 50/50 Raffle?  Basically we sell tickets like we have in previous years, but the prize is half of the takings. That's right.  If we raise $100, the prize is $50.  If we raise $5,000, the prize is $2,500!  Really, the sky's the limit!

So in order to offer a really grand prize, we're offering this raffle early this year.  Every dollar that we make goes to help keep our venerable old church going yet another year, so please be generous!  If you'd rather just make a donation without participating in the raffle, please click here.  The form for buying raffle tickets is below.  An individual ticket is $1, and can be bought in packs of 3 for $2.  Check back often to see how high the thermometer has gone.  The prize will be 50% of that amount.

You must be 18 years old to play.  By submitting payment you are attesting that you are at least 18 years old.

We look forward to seeing you on August 20 at the picnic!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!  Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!


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The winner will be drawn on the afternoon of Sunday, August 20 at the Homecoming Picnic.  You do not need to be present to win.

The prize will be one half (50%) of the total revenue received.  Check this page often to see how much money has been collected.


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Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!  St. Stephen of Hungary, Pray for Us!
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