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 our parish’s participation in the Called to Renew campaign. This historic effort will provide much-needed funding for parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including St. Thomas Aquinas.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $455,000, of which 50 percent ($227,500) will remain at our parish. We will also retain 100 percent of the funds we collect over our goal.
While our goal is above and beyond what we normally raise for
St. Thomas Aquinas, our community is worthy of this incredible investment. Future generations will look back on our dedication to our parish’s legacy as an example to follow.
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 review this brochure and 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. Thomas Aquinas.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Energy Efficiency Improvements
*Repair/replace existing air conditioning system in the Church and for on-going maintenance costs
*Replace windows and glass doors in the Parish Office and Rectory with Energy Star rated windows and doors
*Install new roof on the Rectory including new insulation and cool roofing materials
*Renovate the children’s Sunday School classroom (upstairs choir loft)
*Repair exterior porches and Hospitality canopy areas to make them more inviting
*Reconfigure the laundry room in the Rectory so we can add a bathroom to the existing guest bedroom
Faith Formation Programs
We will invest a portion of our campaign funds to grow our Youth Ministry, Faith Formation, Catechist’s training, Liturgical training and Religious Education programs.