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.
As an active and faith-filled parishioner, you are aware of the many blessings we have to be grateful for at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish.Your family has very likely celebrated Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations here.You may have exchanged wedding vows in our church or bid farewell to a loved one in the comfort of your Spiritual Home.Truly, our parish has played a vital and important role throughout our lives.
To help continue the legacy left by those who came before us, I am pleased to announce the launch of our parish’s Called to Renew campaign as encouraged by Archbishop Gomez and the Los Angeles Archdiocese and invite you to consider the many blessings in your life and our Parish.
Each parish has been given a monetary goal for the campaign, and our goal is $810,000 of which 50 percent will remain in our Parish.We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our stated goal.If our campaign is successful, we will receive the minimum of $405,000 to address the improvements of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish.
As we know, our original “OLMM Vision 2020” campaign was halted due to the Covid Pandemic.We will complete all the planned improvements of that effort when we successfully complete the Called to Renew campaign.
Please take a moment to prayerfully reflect on the possibility of making a five year pledge to Called to Renew to help OLMM reach their goal, and ensure that our Parish remains a vibrant, positive presence in the lives of our parishioners and the community for years to come.
I hope you will join me in supporting this historic campaign and entrust its success to the intercessions of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
After significant use over the years, the pews are aging, the kneelers are not as quiet as they once were, and the padding is wearing. We will restore the beauty of the pews by refurbishing and perhaps installing new end panels. The kneelers will be replaced, and new, padded kneelers will be installed with new hardware.
The light fixtures are original to the church and not compatible to LED technology. With Called to Renew funds, we will upgrade to LED lights and install new lighting panels, breakers and an electrical panel that can handle all our technical systems. The Stations of the Cross will have better lighting designed to encourage parishioners and guests to follow the way Jesus struggled for us in love.
The interior of the church is dated and needs uplifting to restore its beauty. We will install new stone or ceramic tile flooring throughout the sanctuary.
*These upgrades will bring in a burst of light, to help our Parishioners feel they are in a quiet place that brings the light of the word of God, to everyone who enters.