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.
On August 10, 1958, a handful of families gathered to place the founding stone on a plot of land at Strong and Harbor, the spot which would become the home of St. Marcellinus Church. This was a significant accomplishment for the 100-plus parishioners who began celebrating Mass in the upstairs dining room of Kelly’s Restaurant. Eight months later, Fr. Thomas G. Hayes led the faithful in celebrating the Easter Vigil in the unfinished building that is still our church 60 years later.
As we celebrate the sacrifices of our founders, we realize it is now time for us to build upon the foundations they entrusted to us. God has blessed us as we have grown from a small faith community into a welcoming parish of more than 600 families. We have built 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 the Good News of Jesus as we connect with Christ, one another and those in need.
Today, we begin an ambitious effort and ask God to bless our capital campaign, Called to Renew. This campaign will allow us to meet the needs of our parish as well as create warm and inviting spaces for us to continue to gather, worship and socialize.
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 pastoral leader and a 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.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Depending on the time of year, the temperature in the church can be unbearable. A new HVAC system will moderate the temperature more efficiently and make our worship experience more comfortable.
The current restrooms no longer serve our growing parish’s needs. Renovating and updating the restrooms will increase the comfort of our parishioners and improve the accessibility of our facility for all.
The parking lot is the first impression people have of our campus. Completely resurfacing the parking lot will create a more welcoming and safe environment.
To modernize our church and better serve our community, we have decided to install solar panels on the church. Solar panels will reduce electrical costs as well as our impact on the environment. In the words of Pope Francis, “We need to care for the earth so that it may continue, as God willed, to be a source of life for the entire human family.”