WE DID IT!!! We finally reached our goal for the Archdiocesan/Parish capital campaign, Embracing Our Mission, Shaping Our Future. I am very pleased to announce that we have received pledges of $1,035,557 which is $557 over our goal. The pledges will be collected over the next five years. Thank you all for your support—be it prayers, donations, or both. I am very grateful. Our share is 20% or $207,000 which will be used to repair the church gutters and downspouts, retile the parish/school hall floor, and renovate the kitchen in the school/parish hall. Already we have begun on the church gutters. If you have been observant, you might have seen around the church the big lift to access the high gutters and the men on the sacristy/chapel roofs working on the lower gutters. Hopefully, the rain will hold off until the work is finished. As for the kitchen renovation and new tile for the hall floors, we need to wait for more of the pledges to be paid to the Archdiocese before receiving our rebate. I hope to start the remaining projects next summer.
Again, I thank everyone for their support especially those of you who worked on the campaign committee. It would not have succeeded without you!