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Dear Readers of 1P5,
January is quickly coming to an end, and we are in serious need of your support. As you know, we are looking to make many improvements to this humble ministry for Our Lord and at the same time provide the necessary material support of those behind it. Steve Skojec has dedicated his life to serving the Lord and His faithful people and at great personal expense. Just like you, he has many personal concerns outside of what is currently unfolding within our beloved Church. He needs our support both spiritually and financially. Steve has the concern of maintaining 1P5 and its support staff, as well as a wife and seven children that he is responsible for. In order for him to continue his excellent work in proclaiming the Truth of Christ he need’s our help. If each of us regular readers decided today to contribute $10 today and each month we would enable him to improve this ministry for Our Lord and also help his family be more secure in their basic needs in this life.
St. Paul teaches, without apologizing, in 1st Timothy: “17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching; 18 for the scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”
Steve is not a priest, but he is certainly laboring in the field of preaching and teaching the Truth of Jesus Christ (dare I say, far more than many of the ordained are). He deserves our assistance, let us them make it our purpose to help him in this ministry and in the care of his beloved family.
Thank you for your generous support of this Holy Apostolate for Our Blessed Lord. May He grant each of us His Grace to persevere in this time of great distress and may we all rejoice together in His Kingdom Forever. Amen.
Father RP is the Pastor of two small town Catholic Parishes in the hinterland. He has served in parish ministry since ordination, and also as a priest confessor/spiritual director for a Carmelite Monastery for seven years. Prior to answering the call to the priesthood of Jesus Christ he did all kinds of things, including turning away from atheism and agnosticism. He has a few degrees from places called universities, but they don’t mean much.
Thanks for the reminder, Fr. Done.
Thank you for all you do. Grateful.
I am giving on pay pal and signed up on the new form and can’t figure out how to get them together.
I sent you an email. Let me know how I can help.
I am trying to make a small one off donation but am not sure how to do it.
You don’t make it easy.
I sent you an email.
If it helps, here’s our walkthrough video for our donor software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zOBEIZAGOM
That’s the longer version for donors who are migrating their accounts to the new system, but to make a new donation should be very straightforward. Just don’t click the “create recurring donation” check box and you’ll set up a single, one-time contribution.
If you need any further help, please let me know.
For future reference if anyone else is having problems with making payment then maybe suggest trying from a desktop computer.
I try to do most things from my phone and in this case it didn’t work. When I tried it from my desktop computer I wondered what my problem was.
Hi Steve and Father RP,
We have sent you a couple of contributions already, but this monthly donation will be done.
God bless you and your family. and thank you.
ps Father RP – All systems go with my son to seminary this summer. Thank you for your prayers and your words of wisdom. They meant quite a bit to me.
Thank you, CS. It’s always our hope to spread things out — our readership numbers are higher than ever — but generous folks like you are why we’re still here.
Glad to hear the news about your son, now you have to actively surrender him to the will of God every day and encourage him to be open to whatever the Lord has for him, especially the Cross. Pray to Our Blessed Lady everyday, she knows what it’s like to give her son up to the Holy Priesthood.
May the Lord Bless and Keep You,
I just took the Kindful system out for a spin and it was simplicity itself. Glad that this option is now available alongside Paypal and the old fashioned snail mail Check.
All people need to do is click on the donate button and enter their info and it’s done. Next step, if they want to use it, is create the account with the info already in the system, set up password and done.
I’ve emailed this question before, but never did receive an answer. There is a One Peter Five listed on AmazonSmile’s list of charities. Is that this site? I didn’t want to select it in case someone else was managing to skim charity funds by impersonating someone else.
I know that’s barely any money donated from that, but as long as I’m ordering on Amazon, someone may benefit. Currently I have it going to EWTN.
Yes, we are registered with Amazon Smile. The link is here: https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&ein=47-2159793&ref_=smi_ext_ch_47-2159793_cl&ref_=smi_ext_ch_47-2159793_dl
Sorry we missed your email before.
All of our various products and affiliated links (merchandise, 1P5 coffee, Amazon Smile, etc.) can be seen here:
I should probably put this all on a single page accessible from the main menu.
ABSOLUTELY…….Do that Steve!!
It’s done. Look under our “Store” tab at the top.
No worries, Steve. Thanks!
You can be mighty persuasive, Father. You’ve got my two bits. Keep up the fight.
I would suggest a specific link to Amazon Smile in your “Donate” pull-down menu. We do about 80% of all shopping on Amazon. I had never heard of “Smile”, until reading the comments below. It took me a few moments to figure out how it worked. If you could make that a seamless portal, it could help facilitate that.
Also, I assume that buying an Amazon book through your site skims off a percentage to 1P5, but I did not see that. Perhaps make that more clear. If on the fence regarding a book purchase, perhaps seeing it as a form of donation could help if the amount were known.
Definitely support what you do. I’ll give the Donate button a try now.
This has been added under the “Store” menu. If necessary, I can put it under “Donate” too.
That is an easy, seamless link. We’ll start using it.
Nice that Amazon is willing to open up their charity policy to include those like you. And not “nudge” their users to support the “socially acceptable” causes they favors themselves. We stop supporting any business that attempts to direct our beliefs through socio-political “nudging”.
Brilliant businessman, that Bezos.
Thank you to all the 1P5 supporters!
May God Bless all of you,
Thanks to you, Father, for writing this appeal. I very much appreciate your support.
When I’m at a more secure place, (home), I plan on setting up a monthly donation. Thanks Father for the reminder of what it takes to keep this much needed site up and running. Thanks Steve for all you do for the Church.
1P5 could raise money in the traditional way of a Church – not just through donations but also through auctions and raffles etc, which are all possible on the internet.
Here’s an idea for your revenue base building. My wife is heavily involved in the international adoption community. Within that, there are numerous individuals fundraising through sales of “product” they design themselves. Their scope is limited, pretty much to within their own “community”, supporting each other in the “cause”.
Could you start a separate link for orthodox Catholics to submit product proposal links, for your consideration, on your site and in return for exposure of their stuff, peel off portions of the sale to you?
It could expand the quantity of “stuff” available to shop for and view there and make the 1P5 shopping experience more interesting. It would be a way to expose the talents of the many Catholics out there who sell their stuff locally (not just fundraisers; craftsmen), but do not consider how to widen their platform beyond the local circles. Like a Catholic version of Etsy. With the added bonus of supporting worthy causes beyond 1P5 and perhaps widening the exposure of your web site to those who may not have heard of you.