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 1927, when a handful of families sacrificed to establish Our Lady of the Bright Mount Parish, they also blessed us with a legacy to buildupon and celebrate.
Through God’s grace, we are now a welcoming parish of 300 families. We have created a vibrant, active, and dynamic place for people of all ages to grow in their faith, serve others, and share the Good News as they connect with Christ, one another, and those in need.
We are now launching the Called to Renew campaign alongside every parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and ask God to bless this ambitious effort. This campaign will allow us to ensure future generations may continue to gather, worship, and create lasting friendships at Our Lady of the Bright Mount and Shrine of St. John Paul II.
The goal for our campaign is $215,000, of which 50 percent will remain at our parish to address the needs detailed on the following page. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal.
I am asking you, and every member of our parish, to make a gift from the heart. In turn, I, as your pastor and fellow parishioner, will also make a sacrificial pledge. Before you determine your pledge, please prayerfully consider the generosity God has shown you, and the importance of the mission we have been given at Our Lady of the Bright Mount and Shrine of St. John Paul II.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
The house of our rectory in the historic West Adams district is very old. It needs major repairs to the electrical system, roof, and the refrigerator. It is important for our priest to have a comfortable home at our parish, and a comfortable place to welcome visitors and conduct business. We will use the opportunity of this campaign to replace the electrical wiring and repair the roof to create a modern, comfortable rectory for our parish.
Our parish hall is the center of our parish activities, but unfortunately it is showing wear. To have a functional and vibrant space for meetings and meals we will use campaign funds to provide crucial repairs to the floors, air conditioning system, bathrooms, and windows. We will also take this opportunity to paint the building exterior and repair the concrete in our courtyard and patio.
The church campus needs significant renovations to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all parishioners. The outside bathrooms need to be updated, and all roofs of the campus buildings need major repairs. To improve the safety and accessibility of our campus we need to repair the lift that allows people to access the parking lot and the church. Finally, we would like to install electric bells in our bell tower to refresh our church’s call to worship.