Unfortunate Event

At times, in all the churches I have been assigned to in the eighteen years since my ordination to the priesthood, unfortunate events happened that caused parish property to be damaged.
During the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, August 18, the votive candle stand in the vestibule was damaged by an unknown person or persons wanting to steal the contents of the offering box.

They did not get much from their attempt as the contents are emptied regularly, but the damage to the front offering slot will necessitate a repair to get rid of the sharp edges from the torn metal and to make the offerings and donations made more secure once inserted.

With that in mind, the votive candles will be unavailable for a short time. Thanks in advance for your patience in this matter, and please pray for the person or persons responsible for the theft and damage.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Perez