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 must be grateful for at St. Francis of Assisi. 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 $555,000 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 $277,500 to address our own needs.
Please take a moment to read the following page and see how Called to Renew will benefit St. Francis of Assisi, 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 Santa Clara River Valley 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.
When we added the adoration chapel six years ago, we also began redesigning the altar. Completing this project will make the altar symmetrical with the adoration chapel and compatible with the modernization of the church. The curtains behind the altar, which are more than 40 years old, will also be replaced.
The religious education program is integral to teaching the faith to our children. Improving the school landscaping, building and staining cabinets in the classrooms and repainting the walls, and scheduling regular maintenance of the roof will support this important parish ministry. We will also update the telephone equipment in the parish office.
Expansion of the parking lot to accommodate our growing parish.
Pressure washing the sidewalks and repainting the interior and exterior will help restore our church’s original beauty.