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.
My dear brothers and sisters, it is with great joy that I announce the launch of Called to Renew at St. Helen. This campaign will provide much-needed funding for parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including ours, and will help strengthen important ministries and programs that impact us all.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. St. Helen’s goal is $600,000, of which 55 percent will remain at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal.
Only with your support can we continue with our mission. That is why your commitment in this campaign is essential. I invite you to consider the many blessings we have received through the mission of our parish.
St. Helen has a long history in South Gate. Your support of Called to Renew will ensure we can continue serving the spiritual needs of this community. Details on how we will use our share of campaign funds are on the following page.
As your Pastor, I invite you with all my heart to take a moment to prayerfully discern how you can most generously support this campaign. I also encourage you to consider making a five-year pledge, which will best help us reach our goal of $600,000.
This is a wonderful parish, and I am constantly amazed at how our community has always responded to needs that arise. I know you will do whatever you can to make this campaign a success.
I entrust our Called to Renew campaign to the intercessions of our most Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and our patroness, St. Helen.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Stained Glass Windows
Beauty through art is a rich tradition in the Catholic faith. Our stained glass windows exemplify not only the beauty of God but the rich history of the St. Helen community. Restoring the stained glass windows will honor the legacy of our parish founders.
Heating and Air Conditioning
Installing a more energy-efficient air conditioning and heating system will allow our community to worship more comfortably and continue its commitment as stewards of the earth.
Youth Ministry and Religious Education
Our faith has traditionally been passed down from generation to generation, but teaching today’s youth what God can offer them through the Church is especially imperative given their many secular influences. Evangelizing the next generation through youth ministry and religious education will continue the mission Christ has given each of us.
A central aspect of any church is the people that belong to it — the community. Here at St. Helen’s we are blessed with great fellowship, but lack the gathering space to benefit from this. We wish to convert the carport into a church plaza with the hope that this will continue to foster a spirit of community within our parish.