Fr. Bill's Weekly Letter

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July 15, 2018   

Dear Parishioners:

I am writing with an update on the progress of our Capital Campaign. As of Tuesday, July 10, approximately $286,500 - 38 percent - of our $750,000 goal has been pledged. This is the result of the generosity of about 60 parishioners and several friends of the parish. Because of this progress, we will soon be able to begin some exciting improvements. In the next week, you will see new windows being installed on the Fourth Street side of the Women of Hope residence. All things being equal, construction of a wheelchair accessible bathroom and the restoration of the two existing church bathrooms, as well as the  replacement of the incandescent lights in the church with LED lights, will also begin shortly.

I am extremely grateful to all those who have helped us make this progress. The Capital Campaign Steering Committee, which met last Monday, July 9, has contributed significantly in guiding the direction of the campaign. Our 15 solicitors, who met this past Tuesday evening, have worked tirelessly and selflessly to contact fellow parishioners and provided an incredible service to the parish. We all know how difficult it can be to ask others for money, and they have done this graciously and generously. We all owe them a great deal of thanks.

As is to be expected, our solicitors were not able to reach everyone. They left voice messages, emailed, and wrote to some whom they could not reach. If someone was not successful in reaching you and you know who that parishioner was, we would greatly appreciate it if you would get back to that solicitor. If you do not know who that person was, please be in touch with the Parish Office, and we can provide you with contact information. This would be a  tremendous help to the success of the campaign as we seek to "celebrate the past and cultivate the future."

Have a great week.

Fr. Bill