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Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows!
As we anticipate the milestone of the 75th Anniversary of our parish in 2015 we look back on all that has been accomplished and look forward to what is possible for the future. As the current stewards of this parish, it is our collective responsibility to ensure the parish will meet both the spiritual and physical needs of our parishioners for the next 75 years.
It may seem like we have mainly been focused for several years on the physical needs of our church building, due to the complexity of assessing a renovation project. While many liturgical, spiritual and organizational initiatives have taken place over the past few years, many of our communications have indeed been about the Restore, Renew, Rejoice! project. It has been important to take the necessary time to fully research our needs and options, including getting feedback from all of our parishioners, to ensure that our plan is the right one for the parish community.
We anticipate that the Restore & Renew sections of the renovation project will begin late this summer, and hope that all will be concluded in time to celebrate our 75th anniversary. I would like to thank all the members of the various committees over the past few years who have devoted, and continue to devote, many, many hours towards this project. Their efforts on the behalf of all parishioners, to plan for the future while trying to minimize the costs as much as possible, are a great benefit to the parish. I would also like to thank the many parishioners who offered feedback throughout the process, as this involvement truly made a difference in our final plans.
Now, we wish to strengthen our focus on the spiritual future of our parish family, which is the Rejoice! portion of our project. The Parish Vitality Survey has been designed to assist in discerning what is currently being done well in our parish, and to solicit suggestions that may enhance the experience for those who pray with us. The Pastor’s Advisory Committee tries to present the views of parishioners on many issues. In order to ensure that they are truly speaking on your behalf, they would appreciate receiving the completed survey back from all parish families. All comments are welcome! Please hand in your completed survey as soon as possible.
As always, the parish and diocese continues to be blessed with the generosity of our parishioners, both through the sharing of their time & talents and financially. With the Combined Capital Campaign (in support of our parish needs and the needs of the Archdiocese) scheduled to begin in September, we must rely on all parishioners to do their part to ensure that we can meet our challenging goals.
With sincere appreciation for your continued support for the parish and its programs,