Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows!
Over the past several months, you have heard information about our upcoming building renovation project, Restore, Renew, Rejoice! This effort will prepare Our Lady of Sorrows for the future by providing necessary safety and accessibility upgrades.
In 2010, after significant operational issues (electrical and safety), the Pastor’s Advisory Committee (PAC) assessed the current and upcoming needs of the church building. The planning phase of our renovations grew from this assessment. A Building Assessment Report was commissioned and plans were initiated for critically needed renovations. The original plans were shared with our parish family along with the initiation of a Feasibility Study. Through feedback from respondents, the PAC, Financial Council, and the newly commissioned Building Committee, several original components were changed to better respond to the needs of the parish.
We have now begun the next phase of Restore, Renew, Rejoice! by launching an historic campaign that will realize funding for all of our capital needs. This effort will also satisfy Our Lady of Sorrows’ sacrificial participation in the Archdiocese-wide campaign, Family of Faith. Every parish will participate in Family of Faith, an extraordinary initiative to advance key funding for Archdiocesan ministries, programs and facilities. Today, just 32 of the 225 parishes within our Archdiocese have completed their portion of this phased effort. We are excited to announce that more than $55,000,000 of the $105,000,000 overall goal has been committed!
I am most humbled to announce that we at Our Lady of Sorrows, have already raised more than $1,750,000 in pledged commitments of our $4,000,000 target. Many families have asked me “What can we do?” and “How can we help?” Today, I simply ask members of each household to consider the following:
- keep the effort and its volunteers in your prayers;
- take the time to learn about the updated building plans when invited to a group meeting or to meet with a volunteer;
- seek answers to any questions you may have; and
- offer a prayerful “yes” or “no” decision regarding your participation.
Over the next several weeks, we will continue to share details about Restore, Renew, Rejoice! and highlight key elements in our bulletin and on our website. I look forward to sharing this important effort with you and receiving your decision. I pray that you will join me as we leave a legacy of stewardship for future generations.
May God bless you and your family.
Fr. Nino Cavoto
Want to volunteer? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org