Why did you get involved in Called to Renew?
"Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Downey is 110 years old and is really starting to show its age. With our own houses we realize things need to be repaired and upgraded to meet our satisfaction and the modernization of time.
The church has thousands of people in it every week. Imagine if you had that much traffic going through your house how much you would have to spend to keep it in proper working condition and in presentable condition.
Last year, we had the pews in the church refurbished. The pews came out beautifully and really changed the presentation inside the church. Again, we were able to refurbish the pews from the outstanding generosity of financial sacrifices of our parishioners.
I think one thing we all need to remember is that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School is ours: the parishioners and the community. We have seen many pastors, priests, and teachers come and go. With God’s help, we, the parishioners, have been the one constant variable keeping this parish what it has been, what it is today, and what it will be in the future.
As we look to the future of this parish, we need to invest our financial sacrifices, hard work, prayers, and dedication to our Catholic faith to ensure Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will be properly maintained and renewed for the generations to follow.
As an individual person, we have many limits to our ability to make change. However, as a “Team,” there are no limits.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Andrew Carnegie
I pray that you will consider helping in this worthwhile Campaign with your sacrificial financial support and the willingness to look ahead to the future generations of parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Thank you for your time, support, and dedication to our Parish."
Thank you to Jeff Jablonsky, a Campaign Executive Committee member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Downey, for sharing this testimonial with parishioners at the Ambassador Orientation on Monday night.
We are grateful for your moving words and call to action!