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.
We are in a time of many challenges for the church in Southern California. Archbishop Gomez has called us to renewal. Not only a renewal of resources, but also a spiritual renewal. With optimism and hope, I am pleased to announce that our parish will be participating in the Called to Renew campaign. This historic effort will provide the necessary funding for churches throughout the archdiocese. The campaign will also benefit our Guardian Angel parish.
Each parish receives a campaign goal. Our goal is $365,000. Fifty percent of all funds raised up to the goal are for our parish, and if we exceed this goal, our parish will receive one hundred percent of the funds raised over the goal. This means that the parish can have more funds to meet our own needs.
And among these needs, it is urgent to support our humble school; we would like with these funds to change the fence that is on the side of the alley, as well as change the air conditioning in one of the classrooms, which was not part of the previous project.
Guardian Angel Parish has a long tradition of service in the City of Pacoima since 1956. Called to Renew allows us to continue our presence in the community.
As your Pastor, I invite you to take a moment to pray and discern how you can support this campaign. Also, I invite you to make a pledge payable over a five-year period. Your promise gives us the best chance of achieving our goal. This parish is a wonderful community of faith, and I assure you that I am truly fortunate to be your Pastor.
I have faith that you will do your best to ensure the success of our campaign.
To ensure the success of this campaign, we ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother of Guadalupe and our patron the Guardian Angel. United in prayer for your family and the success of this campaign.
We thank you in advance for your faithful support.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
One of the projects we would like to work on is the renovation of the metal fence at our school that guards one side of the property, which is already quite deteriorated, and gives a bad impression of the school, besides not providing any security protection to the students in these changing times.
Outdoor Sound System
The school does not have a sound system to properly conduct student assemblies, and we are having difficulties conducting meetings with the entire student population, since they have difficulties hearing the speaker up front. A sound system is urgently needed.
Another is to renovate the air conditioning in one of the school’s classrooms that was not included in the previous remodeling since it is very old and has a water leak that is damaging the ceiling. A new unit is needed so that the kindergarten children can be more comfortable in the summer and winter, which are so extreme here in the valley.
Church Roof Renovation
Although it is not a priority at this time, the church roof is already quite old and will soon start to be a problem during the rainy season, and we would like to renovate it.