March, 23rd, 2021

The Diocese granted permission to Our Lady Help of Christians to conduct a three-year Capital Campaign for repairs to the Church. We decided to name it the “Save Our Lady Fund”. We greatly appreciate the parishioners who volunteered (and those who were volunteered) to be on the Committee. The “Save Our Lady Fund” (Capital Campaign) Committee members are: Vincent Lamenza, Warren Thoma, Jane Teter, Christina Reiner and Mel Gochenaur. Thank you so much and may the Lord bless you!

“Save Our Lady Fund” Update

Your Capital Campaign Committee’s promise to keep you informed as to our progress with regular announcements in the weekly Church bulletin as well as scheduled announcements from the podium were kept until the lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic, however, did not stop the structural repairs and the financial contributions from the parishioners. Repairs are mostly completed and letters with pictures were mailed to parishioners.

The three-year Capital Campaign will shortly enter its third year. The initial goal of $80,000 was quickly surpassed and as of now total contributions and pledges are approaching $118,000. Our big, bold, red thermometer has gone beyond the red mark. 

We are so grateful to everyone for their generous gift and support. We also thank those who continue to fulfil their pledges.

1 Thessalonians 1: 2 – 3:

We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ.”