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. Rita Catholic 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 $1,200,000, of which 64 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 $770,000 to address our own needs.
Please take a moment to read the following page and see how Called to Renew will benefit St. Rita Catholic 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 Sierra Madre 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.
Renovate O’Malley Hall
O’Malley Hall serves as a widely used space to gather socially in fellowship, celebration, ministry, and spiritual learning. It is the location where our students perform theater, hold music and chorale and dance events, the school hosts student award receptions and graduation breakfast, our varied ministries hold meetings and fund-raising events, and on occasion can be used for receptions. Most recently, our first onsite, adult retreat was successfully held in the Hall.
O’Malley Hall is key to growing our faithful parish and school community while enhancing our individual spiritual awareness and fellowship.
Monies raised through Called to Renew will specifically fund:
*Replacement of the original tables and chairs from O’Malley Hall’s opening in 1970 with lightweight tables and upholstered chairs to provide a more comfortable place for parish events.
*Cosmetic attention to ceiling and flooring and new paint to bring back the beauty and luster to our parish hall.
*Revitalization of the stage with new paint, a refurbished well-worn stage floor and curtain.
*Improved audio and visual experience with higher technology equipment including new ceiling projector and screen which will allow for clear visuals and eliminate the hearing difficulty sometimes experienced.