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.
These are exciting times for the Church in Southern California! Archbishop Gomez has called us all to a period of renewal — a renewal of not only our resources, but a spiritual renewal as well. I am pleased to announce the launch of our parish’s Called to Renew campaign. This historic effort will provide much-needed funding for parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including ours, as well as strengthen important ministries and programs that affect us all.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $1,135,000, 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 $567,500 to address our own needs.
While our goal is above and beyond what we normally raise for St. Martin of Tours, our community is worthy of this incredible investment. Future generations will see this dedication to our parish’s legacy as an example to follow.
St. Martin of Tours has a rich history in Los Angeles. Called to Renew will ensure we can continue to be a vital presence in our community. Details about how we plan to use our share of campaign funds are on the following page.
Please 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 allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal. This is a wonderful parish, and I am amazed at how our community always works together to meet needs that arise. I know you will do whatever you can to make this campaign a success.
We entrust this campaign to the intercessions of our Blessed Mother and our patron, St. Martin of Tours.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Updating Our Parish Center to Benefit Our Parish Community and Our School
When Msgr. O’Leary arrived at SMT in 1979, he began at once to plan and build our parish center. He did so with an eye for aesthetics and beauty, creating a state-of-the-art facility to serve the needs of our parish and school for meetings and activities. The placement of his name on the building expresses our appreciation for his achievements and for his faithful service as Pastor for 34 years and as Pastor Emeritus for 9 years.
After 40 years, it is time for us to improve the functionality of the facility and to restore its beauty and luster with new flooring, lighting, painting, acoustic-absorptive finishes, improved storage and seating solutions. We will also redesign the two entrances to make them more welcoming and make extensive improvements to our much-beloved room 1, including a new double glass door entry to the patio (in place of a window) for better entertainment options. In addition, we will incorporate 21st Century technology in the building, make necessary enhancements to our utilities, and refresh the restrooms.