RE: Living Our Faith – Growing Our Borders,
Capital Campaign 2013-2015
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The Lord is opening wide the doors of St. Catherine and enlarging our border!
Bishop Guglielmone has approved our moving ahead with providing handicap access to the Church and for the acquisition and use of the property at 718 W. Meeting Street (adjacent to the Office) for additional gathering, meeting, and parking space.
Handicap Access to the Church
Providing badly needed access to the Church for our infirm and disabled parishioners will require replacing the existing landing and steps, and we want to repair and refinish the aging Church doors at the same time.
New Property at 718 W. Meeting Street
We have been needing additional space for gatherings, meetings, and parking. Then, St. Catherine was offered the abandoned property next to the Office. Bishop Guglielmone approved this prudent purchase. Since the buildings there are badly deteriorated, we plan to remove the unusable structures and work toward obtaining additional, suitable meeting, gathering, and parking space.
To fund these critical projects, we need everyone’s support. Thus, we are launching a Capital Campaign: “Living Our Faith – Growing Our Borders.” Our goal is to raise $200,000 dollars toward our estimated costs of $300,000. In addition to the $200,000 to be raised in our Campaign, we plan to utilize existing building funds and savings to complete the project. To date, we have received pledges well over half our goal! Thank you to all who have already pledged! Our ultimate aim is for 100% participation from all families and to raise as much as possible toward these costs. It is critical to our long term financial health that we do not deplete our savings. See the Campaign Brochure for additional information.
If you have not already done so, please pray for the success of this project and as to how the Lord may want you to help.
The Lord has given us an excellent opportunity to enhance “the Cathedral of Lancaster,” to better meet both His present and future plans for this faith-filled Parish! Though somewhat small in number, we are big in heart, and I am confident that we are up to this task.
May the Lord bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Philip Gillespie, Pastor (2014-2016)