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. Stephen of Hungary. 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 are able to 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 $115,000, of which 67 percent will remain at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal. In other words, if our campaign is successful, we will receive a minimum of $77,500 to address our own needs.
Please take a moment to read on the following page how Called to Renew will benefit St. Stephen of Hungary, 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 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.
Our 1930s church features beautiful paintings and stained glass windows, and the hall’s priceless paintings enhance our gatherings. Upgrading the fire suppression system in the kitchen as well as the fire alarm system for the entire property will protect parishioners and our parish’s most valuable treasures.
Our parking lot gives a poor first impression of our campus and does not provide adequate parking for people with disabilities or senior members of our congregation. Redesigning a section of our parking lot for increased accessibility will create a more welcoming environment for everyone.
Future Maintenance Fund
A rainy-day fund will ensure we are able to meet maintenance requirements as needed.