Our Faith, Our Family, Our FutureA Campaign of the Advancement Foundation for St. Francis of Assisi
In an effort to fulfill our mission of building a church of missionary disciples, St. Francis Catholic Church began the Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future Capital Campaign in fall 2018. With a victory goal of $5.7 million, the campaign was established to fund both renovations to our church sanctuary and existing buildings (phase 1) and to build a new adoration chapel and formation center (phase 2). We joyfully completed phase 1 of the initiative, which cost just over $1 million, this past September. It included beautiful new artwork of St. Francis, a new altar and ambo complete with breathtaking mosaics, a new tabernacle, the re-introduction of the original stations of the cross, updated bathrooms throughout our buildings, and private confessionals. We have already seen the fruits of these refurbishments, as parishioners have entered more deeply into prayer and sacramental life here at the parish.
Upon this momentum, the Capital Campaign Committee, along with Fr. Sojan and the staff, hope to re-enliven our parish family towards successfully completing phase 2 of the Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future Campaign. We ask all families to prayerfully consider recommitting to the campaign, either by extending their existing pledge by a year, making an additional one-time pledge, or pledging now if they have not previously done so. Every gift will be valuable as we strive to raise an additional $1.2 million towards our victory goal. By the combined efforts of our community, we will be able to bring to fruition the resurfacing of our parking lot, remodeling of the Family Life Center kitchen, and building of the St. Dominic Savio Formation Center and Holy Family Adoration Chapel.
You can learn much more about the campaign and the different ways you can help the cause by following this webpage. They will also be posted in the bulletin and announced at masses as necessary. In the meantime, please pray for the church leaders and volunteers who will work diligently to ensure a successful outcome.
Capital Campaign Prayer
Lord Jesus, create in us a new heart. Pour your Spirit upon us so that we may do the will of the Father. Nourish us with your Eucharist and heal us of sin. May our efforts to serve the parish of St. Francis of Assisi be a sign of our love for you.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us. Amen.
Over the next week or so, parishioners will be receiving a letter from Father Sojan, along with a Recommitment Flier, pledge card, and return envelope.
As we complete Phase 1 of the Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future Capital Campaign renovations, the campaign committee and staff would like to provide the parish with an updated summary of the expenses of the project so far
As of June 30, 2021
(Includes all pledges, from both phase 1 and 2)
Fr. Sojan George
Fr. James Flynn (reassigned 2/1/19)
Tom and Joan Pruit
Justin and Sara Engler
Cecilia and Mark Winters
Herm and Debi Barringhaus
Todd and Jennifer Dyer
Eric A. Karl
Justin and Theresa Mason
Eric and Desiree McKuzes
Daniel and Jennifer Proctor
Frank and Felita Ramirez
Gary and Robin Rohmer
For more information or questions specific to the campaign, email us at [email protected].