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 1909, Sunday Masses began serving Covina and West Covina; by 1911, our first church was built; in 1927, we were established as an official parish with 50 registered families; and in 1959, we completed our current church. The founding of Sacred Heart parish began with a handful of families who embarked on a historic effort from which we all benefit today.
As we celebrate the sacrifices of our founders, we realize that it is now time for us to build upon the foundation they entrusted to us. Through God’s blessings, our small faith community has grown into a welcoming parish of 4,500 families. We have established a strong tradition of worship that makes us a vibrant, active and dynamic place for people of all ages to grow in faith, serve others and share in the Good News as we connect with Christ, one another and those in need.
I am writing to you with immense joy and heartfelt gratitude in announcing the launch of our parish capital campaign in conjunction with the Archdiocese’s Called to Renew effort. This campaign will provide much-needed funding for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. The campaign will also benefit us here at Sacred Heart.
To be successful, 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 pastor and fellow parishioner, will also make a sacrificial pledge. 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.