October 6th, 2019

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

On September 9, letters and pledge cards were mailed to all 190 families in Our Lady Help of Christians Parish.  The Capital Campaign Committee met on Monday, September 23rd, to review the returns including both dollars donated and pledges.

  We are off to a fairly good start as $47,000 has already come in with an additional $12,000 in pledges for a total of $59,000.  The thermometers at the front and side entrances reflect only funds actually collected and not funds pledged.  As of September 23rd, we received about forty responses for which we offer our heartfelt thanks to all of you. 

  The deadline for donations and pledges is about three weeks away so there’s still time to reach our goal of $80,000. We realize that often it may be difficult to decide on the appropriate amount to donate to this very worthy cause with the many personal financial responsibilities facing all of us.  With this in mind please be assured there is no amount too small and every single dollar will make a difference.

Your Capital Campaign Committee promises to keep you informed as to our progress with regular announcements in the weekly Church bulletin as well as scheduled announcements from the podium.   We close with a quote from 2nd Corinthians 8: 12, “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”

Sacred Heart: one of the agenda topics for the Parish Council meeting this Monday, Sept. 9th, will be to discuss the three proposals submitted for the repair of the steeple.