August 16, 2019

Thank You!

It was great to witness parish leaders attend the Wave 2 Kick-Offs on Monday and Tuesday. We want to extend a thank you to Fr. John Cordero, pastor at Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia and Fr. Arturo Velasco, pastor at Our Lady of the Valley in Canoga Park for joining us as guest speakers and sharing their testimony about the Campaign. 

Special thanks to Bishop Amat High School in La Puente (pictured below) and St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks for hosting the Kick-Off events.

We are grateful for all those who attended these sessions and look forward to working with you in the coming months!

Holy Cross surpasses Campaign goal!
Congratulations to Fr. Jose Alberto Pimentel from Holy Cross in Los Angeles for surpassing his parish goal! Fr. Alberto has raised $389,500 from 53 gifts, which is 108% of his $360,000 goal. Campaign funds will be used to renovate the church interior, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and the parish parking lot. Parishioners at Holy Cross have come together to show tremendous support to the Campaign and their community and we look forward to their continued fundraising success!

Padre Serra reaches 70% of original goal!
Congratulations to Fr. Patrick Mullen at Padre Serra in Camarillo for raising $1,186,000 from 26 gifts, which is 70% of their original goal of $2,600,000. Fr. Patrick is excited to use Called to Renew funds to build a new space for both their beautiful music ministry and for their growing youth and young adult ministry. Given the success of the Campaign thus far, Padre Serra aiming for an extended goal of $4,000,000 to cover all of the expenses in their ambitious building project. Padre Serra is hosting their first Campaign Executive Committee meeting on August 26th and is looking to continue to build on to their momentum!

St. Jude the Apostle receives over $65,000 in initial down payments!
Congratulations to Fr. Jim Stehly at St. Jude the Apostle in Westlake Village for receiving over $65,000 in pledge payments. St. Jude has now raised $260,500 of their $1,450,000 goal. The money received is creating excitement for the parish as they will soon begin the endeavor of working on projects listed in their case, including renovating their parish hall and restrooms. These projects aim to continue the work St. Jude does daily to form their parish into vibrant and inviting community. 
Campaign Progress Updates 

The Called to Renew Campaign is experiencing great success! These numbers are updated as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16. 

To date, the Campaign has raised $278,464,063 of the Campaign goal. Listed below is the progress of our Pilot, Wave 1, and Wave 2 Parish campaigns. 

In the coming weeks, Wave 2 parishes will continue to learn more about the Called to Renew campaign and how it will help shape their parish communities for the future. Please join your pastor and a member of the Campaign Office at upcoming Campaign Orientation and Training meetings. 

Many hands make light work and we need your help!

See you there. 
Our mailing address is:
Archdiocese of Los Angles - 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Campaign Office - Los Angeles, CA 90010

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