Project Description

As all of you know, we are right in the middle of our capital campaign, Our Faith, Our Families, Our Future.  Hopefully all of you have had the chance to learn more about our plans for expansion, ask questions, and discern how you might be called to support the campaign.

 

One of the most important ways that everyone can support the campaign is through prayer, so I want to be sure to direct your attention to the bulletin inserts that have appeared (or will appear) in the bulletin last week, this week and next week. While the fundraising aspect of our campaign is critical to the growth of our ministry, it can never become more important than the mission of our parish in making God known, loved and served, and forming disciples who bring the Good News of Jesus Christ into our world.  That’s why prayer is such an important part of this campaign.  By giving us a chance to take stock of our mission and look towards the future, the campaign provides us with a perfect moment to pray for our parish in a very intentional way.

 

These three bulletin inserts will give us each a concrete way to participate in this prayer effort every day, taking us from the beginning of the public phase of the campaign all the way through our feast day, the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 25th.  (This is also our parish’s 85th anniversary!)  Each day will feature a suggested prayer that will reflect on the three themes of our campaign:  our faith, our families and our future.  Beautifully written by parishioner Tom Kostielney, these reflections encourage us to be grateful for these three pillars, while recognizing how they challenge us to be more faithful disciples.  The reflections don’t have to take a lot of time, but they also provide a lot of food for thought throughout the day.  They are also a great way to pray together as a family.

 

I hope all of you are able to join in this beautiful effort to pray together as a parish family in a way that can fit into each of our busy schedules!  Today’s Gospel, which tells of the widow’s mite, reminds us that while all people aren’t able to make equal contributions, all of us have a great responsibility and privilege in praying for our parish.  May our prayers – especially during these three weeks – continue to build up our family of faith in the image of Jesus Christ.

 

P.S.  Next week is Commitment Sunday, and everyone will receive a pledge card.  If you’re not going to be here next weekend, contact the office and we’ll make sure to get a card to you.