Continuing Our Mission Today, Tomorrow and For Generations to Come
For years, faithful parishioners like you have desired to increase ministry and communities opportunities. As ideas for these opportunities have been presented, more often than not, they have gone unfulfilled. Quite simply, our facilities are at full capacity and unable to accommodate any growth.
As our mission proclaims, “We are a Catholic community united to form a faith family dedicated to continuing the ministry of Christ.” To continue living our mission, we need to strengthen our foundation for the future and expand our campus footprint to respond to our growing parish and local community. To accomplish this, we have embarked on the Rebuild to Serve – Strengthening or Foundation for the Future, an ambitious $8 million building campaign.
The primary goal of the campaign is to support the mission and work of our parish and provide needed space for St. Philip Neri ministries and organizations to accommodate our parish and community growth. In addition, the project will improve our Child Development Center facility to support our education ministry, improve overall site function, and improve facility design to address safety and parking. To accomplish this, it is vital for the building campaign to be a success.
As of September 20, 2023, $2,097,705 has been raised. Please refer to Rebuild to Serve campaign thermometer for a breakdown. To date, 83 pledges have been received for a total of $771,015. As you can see, we’ve got a long way to go to reach our goal. Can I count on you to make a pledge? By making a tax-deductible donation to our building campaign, you’ll be directly contributing to ensuring that we provide an unrestricted opportunity for our parish to continue to carry out our mission today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.
Refer to the How Can I Support the Building Campaign section below for ways to support this vital campaign. Please consider an ongoing gift over the five-year life of the campaign. In addition to one-time gifts, ongoing gifts are essential to us reaching our $8 million campaign goal. A pledge to a campaign like this is not legally binding; it is merely a statement of your faith and intention. For your convenience, Pledge Cards are available in the pews, at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Space, and online.
We are grateful for all commitments regardless of the size and scop of the gifts.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Fabio Refosco, C.O.
Heavenly Father, We, the community of Saint Philip Neri, give thanks to you for our past and present gifts of faith and fellowship that we have experienced in the spirit of caring and giving. As we embark upon the campaign to Rebuild to Serve on the foundation laid by our dedicated forebearers in faith, we lift our hearts in gratitude to you, O Lord, for their wisdom, devotion, worship, service, and love for this blessed parish. Trusting in your love, help us to move forward with willing and generous hearts, so that we can continue to serve with courage, love, and steadfastness, in gratitude and joy to glorify you, our Lord and Savior. We ask this through the intercession of our Patron Saint Philip Neri, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever. AMEN