Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.
In 1904, 24 families embarked on a historic effort — the founding of the first Catholic Church in Hollywood, Blessed Sacrament Church. Over the past 114 years, we have been blessed to grow from a small faith community into a welcoming parish of 2,400 families. You and your family have celebrated many rites of passage here, from Baptisms to First Communions. Some of you have exchanged wedding vows at Blessed Sacrament while others have bid farewell to loved ones. Indeed, our parish plays a vital role throughout your life.
We have built a strong tradition of worship that makes us a vibrant, active and dynamic place for people of all ages and ethnicities to grow in faith and share the Good News as we connect with Christ, one another and those in need. We realize the time has come to renew our church as we build upon the legacy that has been entrusted to us. Today, we begin an ambitious effort entitled Called to Renew. This campaign will allow us to meet the needs of our parishioners as well as create warm and inviting spaces for us to continue to gather, worship and socialize.
The goal for our campaign is $530,000 over five years, of which 59 percent ($312,500) will remain with our parish. I invite you to read details about how we will use these funds on the following page. The good news is that we will keep 100 percent of all funds raised above the goal.
To reach this goal, we are asking every parish family to make a gift from the heart; and, if I’m asking you to make this sacrifice, then I, as your Parish Life Director, a co-parishioner, will also make a sacrificial pledge myself. Before you decide on the amount of your gift, please prayerfully consider the generosity God has shown you and the importance of the mission we have been given.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Church Pews & Kneelers
Our much-used church pews are beginning to show their age. Many pews are cracking, and several kneelers are broken. We will refinish all of the pews and repair the kneelers to provide a more comfortable worship experience.
Stained Glass Windows
The stained glass windows in the church allow the beauty of sunlight to illuminate our worship space. Depending on the time of day, the effect can be quite remarkable. Repairing and restoring our stained glass windows will return them to their original luster.
The floor tiles at the rear of the church and in front of the pews are damaged and need to be replaced. We will either repair or replace the cracked tiles and then re-polish all of the tiles.
Safe, affordable childcare for our children is one of our community’s greatest needs. We will renovate and dedicate a room to serve as a childcare area, which will be available for use during weekend Masses as well as throughout the week.