I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that you’re surviving the snow.
I wanted to write a post to thank all of you once again for your incredible generosity to the capital campaign. It truly is amazing that we were able to raise over $1,000,000 for our parish and school. The latest count puts us around $1,082,000. Thank you. Some of you have asked whether it is too late to pledge. We will gladly still accept pledges. We wanted to conclude the campaign formally last week for a variety of reasons, but, of course, we will be happy to accept pledges still. It would be a great help to approach our stretch goals, allow for the reality that not everyone will be able to fulfill their pledge, and give us more flexibility for unexpected costs in our various projects. Some of you have asked about the process for fulfilling your pledges in the months and years ahead. Beginning this month or next, you should start receiving reminders and envelopes for your campaign pledges based on how you decided to pay your pledge. You will hear more about that soon, but please know that we will have a formal system soon for your convenience.
I want to thank our co-chairs for the campaign, Randy and Marie Mavencamp and Phil and Jen Rasset. They worked hard behind the scenes to help us reach our goal, and they both gave wonderful talks at the Masses these past few months. I’m so grateful that they said “Yes” to serving as co-chairs when I asked them. They were great. I also want to thank all of the volunteers for the campaign. They worked tirelessly to contact all of you about your pledges, remind you about the campaign, staff the tables after Masses, stuff the bulletin inserts, work on the campaign mailings, and much more. Behind the scenes, many of them were meeting every week for the campaign efforts. I’m so grateful for such a great group of dedicated people. Thank you.
Above all, I want to thank all of you once again. It’s amazing what we can do as a parish when we all make a sacrifice for the Lord. We will all be sacrificing together in the years ahead so that our church and school have the facility needs and other items addressed for many years to come. Thank you.
Finally, I do intend to keep all of you updated on the progress of the various campaign projects in the weeks and months ahead. I know you have sacrificed for the projects in the campaign, and I look forward to sharing with you the progress of those projects and how your resources are being used. I will be working with the finance council and receiving their thoughts and advice on how best to proceed as well.
Thank you again for your generosity and sacrifices and time for the campaign. God bless your week ahead.