Nearly a decade since Holy Family’s last campaign, it is time again to focus our efforts on a transformative fundraising endeavor to Renew Our Church.
Today, we formally announce our campaign to raise $3,775,000 in order to address our parish needs: to Build our Community for the future; Sustain our Mission; and continue to support our Archdiocese.
Thank you to the parishioners who have stepped forward to lead the campaign.
More than $965,000 has been contributed from only 14 families. God is great! That is over 25% of our campaign goal.
We ask you to consider three things:
- Pray for the success of the campaign
- Welcome personal contact from fellow parishioners to discuss the campaign
- Prayerfully consider your own sacrificial gift to the campaign
Providing For Our Family’s Future
The three key initiatives of this campaign are:
Building Our Community – An initiative aimed at reenergizing parishioners, providing spiritual renewal for the disenchanted, and engaging the future leaders of our Church
Sustaining Our Mission – To provide for the ongoing maintenance and upgrades needed for a welcoming and functional facility that can serve our parishioners and visitors for years to come
Supporting Our Archdiocese – As a leader in the larger Church community, we will support programs for innovative education for Catechists, Scholarships, and infrastructure of facilities throughout the Archdiocese.
Campaign visits have begun. The campaign will be conducted in various phases from now until the beginning of December. Before conclusion of the campaign, all parishioners will have an opportunity to participate. Our goal is to personally visit as many parishioners as possible. The actual number of individuals visited will depend upon the number of volunteers we’re able to recruit.
We will need the participation and support of every family to reach our goals. Throughout the campaign, we will communicate with parishioners through letters, bulletin insert announcements, personal visits and phone calls. Please keep your hearts and minds open to hear more about this important campaign.
Renew Our Church
We live in your presence, Holy Spirit of God,
Conscious of our need for mercy,
aware that we are God’s children
gathered together in community,
Providing For Our Family’s Future.
Come to us, renew us, remain with us,
And enlighten our hearts to live our mission.
Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are God,
sharing the glory of Father and Son in Divine Flow.
You desire justice for all; enable us to uphold the rights of others; do not allow us to live in ignorance or fear, but permit us to live in the strength of your glory.
Unite our community of Holy Family to yourself in the bond of love.
And keep us faithful to all that is true.
When we gather in your name,
May all of our work, reflection, and worship
Celebrate your glory and earn the reward
Promised to good and faithful servants.
We ask this of you who live and reign
with Father and the Son, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Adapted from the Opening Prayer of the Second Vatican Council, 1962
While waiting for a recent flight I found myself staring at my boarding pass. I was amazed how flimsy they are, yet how important they are to get to your seat. I was also amazed at how useless they are once you get to your seat.
As always, Holy Family was on my mind and I suddenly realized that we can look at our faith journey and our future like a flimsy boarding pass or as a more official, longer lasting passport.
We can be people who ask, “What is the bottom line requirement to make the next step or next leg of our journey?” or we can say, “What is a substantial step that we can take giving us access to a larger world and looking 10 years into our future?”
Providing for Our Family’s Future is more akin to a passport that secures a bright future rather than a boarding pass that helps with the most immediate step. – Fr. Terry Keehan
Thank You to our Campaign Leadership
Father Terry Keehan, Pastor
Michael & Melissa Canning
Chris & Kathy Abbinante
Jack & Rae Ann Shedd
Corrine & Dwain Tataryn
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