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 to renewal — not only a renewal of 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, and will also benefit Santa Teresita.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. The goal for our parish is $130,000. Fifty percent of all funds raised up to goal will stay with our parish, and if we go over goal, 100 percent of the funds collected will remain with our parish. If we meet our goal, we will keep $65,000 to address our own needs.
Santa Teresita has a rich history of service in Los Angeles. Called to Renew will allow us to continue to be a vital presence in our community. You will find more details about our campaign on the following page.
As your pastor, I invite you to take a moment in prayer to discern how you can best support this campaign. I also encourage you to consider making a pledge for a five-year period. This will allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal. This is a wonderful parish and faith community, and I assure you that I am very fortunate to be your pastor. 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 Santa Teresita.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Additional Meeting Space
One of our parish’s greatest needs is additional meeting space. The church has traditionally served as the primary gathering space for communities. We will convert the garage into two new meeting rooms to provide more space to gather together.
During the celebration of the Mass, it is often difficult to hear the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist due to the inferior quality of our sound system. A new sound system will improve the quality of sound during Mass and will include updates to the microphones on the altar and in the music area.
Depending on the time of year, the temperature in the church can be unbearable. Santa Teresita has decided to move forward with a new air conditioning system to ensure our comfort in the pews, especially during the increasingly hotter summers. A new HVAC system
will moderate the temperature in the church with greater efficiency and make our worship
experience more comfortable.