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.
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish is participating, alongside our sister parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in the Called to Renew campaign. I am excited to invite you to be a part of this initiative to strengthen parishes and elevate ministries of the Archdiocese, and ensure our parish will continue to be a vibrant home for generations to come.
Our parish exists because of your generosity. I am amazed at how parishioners have worked together to meet the needs that arise. We continuously live out our mission to be a “welcoming community of disciples of Jesus Christ.” Together, we create an inspiring community here at Our Lady of the Assumption, a beacon of Christ’s love.
Called to Renew gives us a tremendous opportunity to come together as an archdiocesan family to serve our local Church with our brothers and sisters across Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. This is truly an extraordinary opportunity to live out our call to serve as His disciples!
Through Called to Renew, Our Lady of the Assumption will be able to address our parish’s most pressing needs. Through much prayer, meetings and consultation, we have decided to use these funds for:
Faith formation programs, such as the ChristLife series, marriage and sacramental
Preparation and support ministries to our hospitals, convalescent homes, schools and jails
Remodeling of our church sanctuary with a new cross, baptismal font and interior lighting, and upgrades to the audio and video system
Improvements for Our Lady of the Assumption School
Exterior renovations, such as landscaping, parishioner accessibility, outdoor decorations and security lighting
Please take a moment to review the impact Called to Renew will have on our parish and across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — ultimately affecting over 5 million of your brothers and sisters for generations to come. This campaign has my full support. As your pastor, I hope you will embrace this opportunity for our parish.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Enhancing Faith Formation Programs
This campaign will allow our parish to provide a holistic approach to faith formation through additional staff members and programs with an enhanced experience of faith formation
and opportunities for Christian service for adults, youth and young adults and our families. These programs will also assist in our outreach to new church members and non-practicing Catholics. Programs include the adult faith formation ChristLife series, marriage preparation and “Living Matrimony,” baptismal catechesis and family faith formation.
Improving Church Landscaping and Exterior Lighting
Renovating the exterior landscaping will enhance gathering areas and provide more
accessibility to the church and parish offices. Adding decorative and safety lighting will beautify the church and grounds while also increasing safety.
Remodeling the Church Sanctuary
Remodeling the sanctuary to enhance our liturgical experience is a priority since we value the sacramental life of the parish. Upgrades to the nave and sanctuary will include the long-awaited sanctuary crucifix, baptismal font, video monitors and improved audio system. In addition, our renovation will offer safety and accessibility for all ministers.
Addressing Deferred School Maintenance
Our Lady of the Assumption School is an integral part of our parish community. This 60-year-old facility needs a new roof, paint and skylight to meet current standards. Our parish’s commitment to Catholic faith formation benefits all of our children and adults who use these buildings for academic and religious instruction.
Improving Church Lighting
Upgrading our church’s interior lighting will improve our worship experience. More parishioners will be able to read and sing along at Mass and other parish gatherings.