February 15, 2019

Recruiting Ambassadors! 

Many hands make light work. Ambassador recruitment is a critical step in campaign planning. This week and next week, Wave 1 parishes will be inviting the participation of more families to support the campaign -- not just financially, but through volunteer efforts. At the ambassador orientation, please speak with enthusiasm! New team members will feed off the energy of their leaders. Focus on the local case! Families are most interested in how the Called to Renew campaign will benefit their parish. Take time to explain the need and the impact parishioner gifts will make on the worship and ministry experience. And finally, share your support! Experience reveals it is easier to ask for a gift, once you have made one yourself. By thinking through your participation you will be able to more clearly define the Case for Support and the elements that are important to you. 

We appreciate the commitment and dedication of Wave 1 parishes to date and pray for all the current volunteer as you invite others to join your team. 

St. Kevin in Los Angeles surpasses their campaign target in just three weeks! 

Congratulations to Father Percy Bacani and the Campaign Executive Committee at St. Kevin for reaching 129% of their campaign goal from just 31 gifts! Parishioners have responded generously (with an average gift of $9,888) and are motivated to keep their success going. 

St. Stephen Martyr reaches 20% of the parish goal! 

St. Stephen Martyr in Monterey Park reaches $100,000! Congratulations to Father Joseph Magdaong and his DREAM team on raising 20% of their overall goal. St. Stephen Martyr hopes to use their funds from Called to Renew to renovate their parish hall, update their sound system, install a security system, add more accessible entryways, and establish a future maintenance fund. We look forward to helping them capitalize on their momentum! 

St. Vincent de Paul in Los Angeles starts personal visitations! 

This week at St. Vincent de Paul, 35 Campaign Executive Committee members began making phone calls and visits to invite other parish families to participate in the capital campaign through pledges. The campaign committee along with Father David Nations and Father Derek Swanson are very enthusiastic about the capital campaign and together they have secured $95,800 in pledges, 18% of the parish goal. 

San Antonio de Padua reaches 38% of the parish goal! 

This week, San Antonio de Padua in Boyle Heights collected a pledge for $12,000 from a fellow parish family! San Antonio de Padua will use their funds from Called to Renew to build a tower outside their parish and paint the building. We look forward to seeing these exciting changes transpire in the near future. 

Our Lady of Lourdes in Tujunga receives seven new gifts!

Following a successful week of personal visits, Our Lady of Lourdes in Tujunga has now achieved 18% of its assigned campaign goal! Father Rolly Astudillo looks forward to the parish enhancements that will be made with Called to Renew monies. The parish intends to improve the interior and exterior of the church and upgrade its marquee for the celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes’ centennial anniversary in 2020. 
Campaign Progress Updates 

The Called to Renew Campaign is experiencing great success! These numbers are updated as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15. 

To date, the overall campaign has raised $238,661,444Listed below is the progress of our Pilot and Wave 1 Parish campaigns. 

More than 115 clergy and business managers attended the Wave 2 Orientation this week! The Campaign Office is excited to work with you in the coming weeks and months so that you feel ready for active fundraising in July 2019. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Campaign Office with any questions. We can be reached at 213-637-7555. 

Please continue to meet with Wave Prep Directors, Dominik Gnirs and Kristina Keeler. They will help you achieve the necessary deadlines over the next several months for database extraction, local case development, and letter customization. 

Additionally, if you have not yet conducted a parish census, please do so in the coming weeks. If you still need census cards, please reach out to the Campaign Office and we will have these shipped to your parish immediately. 
Our mailing address is:
Archdiocese of Los Angles - 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Campaign Office - Los Angeles, CA 90010

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