Together in Faith
Capital Campaign - Building the New Sacred Heart Church
From the Pastor’s Desk... December 2006
the past three years all of us have been working assiduously at the
task of saving our resources to build a new church. While we did not
reach our goal for the first phase of our effort and while there is
still need to gather more funds,
the Diocesan policy states that when you have 50% of the projected cost
in cash, you can start moving. We have more than 50% at this time.
we began moving.
In June we applied for a variance about off street
parking on our campus. The variance was granted on November 29th, the
day of our hearing. On December 7th, four members of our
Finance/Development team accompanied me to the Diocesan Offices to
review the inventory of where we are. We left that meeting being
instructed to write for permission to begin the Design and Construction
phase. We were also instructed to write for permission to begin the
second phase of our fundraising effort. Finally, we were instructed to
write a letter for permission to refurbish and move the bell tower to
where it will be with the new Church.
were also graced within the last two weeks to receive a second pledge
from a parishioner in the amount of $3,000. That was followed by a
surprise donation of $30,000 from a donor who wishes to remain
anonymous. Within days, we received another donation from a parishioner
in the amount of $10,000+.
is meant to be a time of joyous preparation for the Birth of Christ.
Certainly these developments come at an appropriate time when so many
of us will be gathering “Together Around the Table of Lord” in our
Church and our
homes to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.