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 Saint Ferdinand Church. Your family has likely celebrated many rites of passage here, such as Baptism and first Communion. 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 plays a vital role throughout our lives.
But have you ever stopped to reflect on who is responsible for all we enjoy and use today?
Just as we now benefit from the generosity of those who came before us, we, too, are called to renew our Church to ensure future generations can worship and encounter Christ.
I am pleased to announce the launch of our parish’s Called to Renew campaign and invite you to consider God’s many blessings in your life, our parish, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $615,000, of which 50 percent will remain at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal. If our campaign is successful, we will receive a minimum of $307,500 to address our own needs.
Please take a moment to read the following page and see how Called to Renew will benefit Saint Ferdinand Church, and how we will use our share of campaign funds. I then ask you to prayerfully consider a five-year pledge to the campaign, which will allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal.
I realize this request is significant but trust your commitment to our parish, the San Fernando community, and our Catholic faith will guide you to make a sacrificial gift. Called to Renew is essential to ensuring our church is vibrant and healthy, and our parish remains a presence in the lives of parishioners and the community for years to come. I hope you will join me in supporting this historic campaign.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Painting of the Church
The church was painted after the 1994 earthquake. After nearly 30 years, it is time to repaint our aging, chipping, and cracking church.
Replacing the Church Floors
The floors were replaced with linoleum after the 1994 earthquake and the tiles are now cracked throughout the church. It is time to replace the linoleum that is now falling apart.
Renovation of the Pews
The pews of any house of prayer should be comfortable. Currently, the pews need to be strengthened and stained in order to improve our house of worship.
Improving Parish Facilities
Improving our parish facilities is a necessity as our parish continues to grow in the years ahead. Currently, there are not enough facilities to support our parish community and as such, more facilities must be added.
Parish Hall Renovations
There are several leaks in the parish hall. Replacing the Parish Hall roof is both a structural and safety necessity.