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.
Now that we have celebrated so enthusiastically the centennial of the foundation of our beloved parish of Saint Rose of Lima, in his homily at the centennial mass, our Archbishop Jose Gomez called us to a RENEWAL. A renewal not only of material resources but also a spiritual renewal. I am glad to announce that our parish will participate in Called to Renew campaign together with the rest of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This historical effort will provide much needed funds to the parishes throughout the archdiocese, ours included, and will also strengthen important ministries and programs that will benefit our community.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $615,000, of which 50 percent will remain here at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal to address our own parish’s needs.
Saint Rose of Lima has One Hundred Years’ rich history in Maywood, Bell, Cudahy, and Huntington Park. Our participation in Called to Renew will ensure that Saint Rose of Lima 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.
In 1922, a small group of families made a historic sacrifice founding Saint Rose of Lima. 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 generous sacrifices of those who came before us, we too are Called to Renew our church to ensure future generations have a place to learn and practice the faith and worship and encounter Christ.
Please take a moment to prayerfully discern how you can most generously support us in this campaign. I also encourage you to please consider making a five-year pledge, which will allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal. Before you determine your pledge, please prayerfully consider the Generosity God has shown you. Our parish is a wonderful faith community, and I feel truly blessed to be your pastor. I trust that you will do whatever you can to make this campaign a success.
We entrust this campaign to the intercessions of our Blessed Mother Mary and our patroness, Saint Rose of Lima.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Electrical Wiring and Plumbing - Church
The electrical wiring and plumbing systems in our church need to be upgraded to code. We will use our Called to Renew funds to renew the plumbing with new water pipes around the church and we will install new electrical panels that can handle all our technical systems. We also want to upgrade our lighting to environmentally friendly, and efficient, light fixtures. Our existing electrical wiring is disintegrating, and parts of our chandeliers are not operable. With new electrical wiring, we will increase lighting and create a safer environment.
During Mass, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Sometimes it is difficult to hear either part of the Mass due to the inferior quality of our sound system. With Called to Renew funds, we will install a new sound system to improve the quality of sound during Mass. The microphones on the altar and music area will also be updated.