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 St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish. 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 $550,000, 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 $275,000 to address our own needs.
Please take a moment to read the following page and see how Called to Renew will benefit St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, 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 Highland Park 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.
Renovation of Parish Hall
Our Parish Hall serves as a meeting and gathering space for all our parish ministries and groups. Unfortunately, it has been many years since the Parish Hall has been updated. Proceeds from the campaign will enable us to paint the hall, upgrade the air conditioning and heating system, repair the ceiling tiles, update the lighting, install a sound system, projector and screen, purchase new tables, chairs, repair the windows and update the window coverings. Called to Renew proceeds will also enable us to update the entrance lobby to the hall.
Recently the Church Sanctuary was renovated to enhance the celebration of the Liturgy, Sacraments and other Liturgical celebrations. In order to preserve the interior of the Church, funds from Called to Renew will allow us to replace the church roof that is in need of major repair. In past years, certain sections of the roof were patched to stop leaks, but the time has now arrived to replace the roof to prevent any interior damage to our beautiful church.
Upgrade of Church Sound System
Currently, the church sound system has only two large speakers on either side of the sanctuary providing sound for the entire church. During Mass and other liturgical celebrations, it is difficult to hear and to understand those speaking due to the lack of speakers. Funds received from Called to Renew will enable us to install additional speakers in the main naive of the Church.