May 31, 2019

A Vision for Our Future

"Catholicism is the largest faith community on earth, with more than a billion members across the globe. Responsible for both the birth of education and health care systems that stand as pillars in our modern society, we continue to lead with excellence in these areas. In this modern day and age, when the life and dignity of the human person is being threatened at almost every turn, the Catholic Church remains the world's premier institutional defender of human rights...God always wants our future to be bigger than our past. Not equal to our past, but bigger, better, brighter, and more significant. God wants your future and my future, and the future of the Church, to be bigger than the past. It is this biggest future that we need to envision."

- an excerpt from Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly

This vision of a stronger, more vibrant Catholic Church has been embraced by parishioners in every corner of our Archdiocese – faithful followers of Jesus Christ who believe in following His mission and building the Kingdom of God here on earth. The overwhelming support for Called to Renew is clear evidence of our unity as a faith community to do whatever we can - with whatever we have - to make a difference for future generations. We are grateful for those who have who have welcomed the Campaign with open hearts and look forward to continuing to share the good news of Called to Renew

God bless you!

Assumption Church in Boyle Heights raises 115% of goal!
Congratulations to Fr. Arturo Lopez and Fr. Javier Alvarez at Assumption Church in Boyle Heights for raising a total of $236,732! During their second Commitment Weekend alone, Fr. Arturo and Fr. Javier brought in $26,300 or 13% of their overall goal. Assumption will close the Campaign with a total of $236,732 from 127 gifts for 115% of goal. Assumption Church plans to use their Called to Renew funds to renovate the restrooms, upgrade the kitchen, and install an HVAC system in the church hall. Congratulations again on your success!

St. Cecilia reaches 98% of goal!  
Congratulations to Fr. Roman Arzate from St. Cecilia in Los Angeles for raising 98% of his $555,000 parish goal! The parish has now raised $545,790 from 407 gifts. Fr. Roman will be going into his second Commitment Weekend this Sunday. Campaign funds will be used to renovate the Lombard Romanesque church roofing to match the original style that was built in the late 1920s. We look forward to another successful Commitment Weekend at St.Cecilia! 

St. Mary in Palmdale heads into Commitment Weekend!
Fr. Vaughn Winters is gearing up for St. Mary’s first Commitment Weekend! Fr. Vaughn will celebrate all eight Masses this weekend and make the Commitment Weekend presentation immediately following the homily. Over the past month, Fr. Vaughn has hosted Commitment Weekend  at St. Mary’s nearby missions, which have jointly raised over $128,000! St. Mary has raised a total of $889,737 from 248 gifts. Good luck, Fr. Vaughn!
Holy Family in Artesia shows gratitude!

On Tuesday night, Fr. John Cordero at Holy Family in Artesia thanked his Campaign Executive Committee and Campaign Ambassadors during their final volunteer meeting. This loyal group of parishioners was instrumental in Holy Family raising $1,433,450 to date. Holy Family will host its first Commitment Weekend this coming weekend. The parish is at 123% of its parish goal and 93% of its enhanced goal. Fr. John is excited to share Called to Renew with his entire congregation! 
Campaign Progress Updates 

The Called to Renew Campaign is experiencing great success! These numbers are updated as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31. 

To date, the Campaign has raised $264,773,795 of the Campaign goal. Listed below is the progress of our Pilot and Wave 1 Parish campaigns. 
The Campaign Needs You!

With more than 250 parishes still waiting to participate in Called to Renew, we are looking to expand our passionate and hard-working team. If you or someone you know want to be a part of our historic Campaign to transform the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, check out the job postings below!

Associate Director (x2)
Administrative Assistant 
Pledge Fulfillment Specialist 
Our mailing address is:
Archdiocese of Los Angles - 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Campaign Office - Los Angeles, CA 90010

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