October 19, 2016
Dear Friends in Christ,
By now, I hope you have heard of the enormous effort and progress we are making in the final phase of our Many Gifts …One Journey Capital Campaign here at Our Lady Queen of the World.
After three years of delays, construction of our new narthex has begun. This area will be a welcoming space where we gather before Mass and linger to converse with each other after Mass. It is the threshold where the celebrant begins the prayers for weddings, funerals and other special celebrations. It is also a place where parents can go to see and hear the Mass when their infants and toddlers need a break
Keeping the Lord’s house in order is much like keeping your own home in order – a great deal of work has already been done to renovate our parish hall, but there is still more to be done: we must improve our parking lot to ensure that it is safe and accessible. Also, our parish centre requires repairs and the Bell Tower needs refinishing. I firmly believe that this is God’s work we are doing, so I invite you to please consider your own five-year pledge to this project. Your pledge will help build a strong foundation and lasting legacy for generations to come.
Please read the enclosed brochure for more information. Before deciding on your pledge I hope you prayerfully consider how much you are able to contribute. If you cannot make a financial contribution at this time, I understand, but I do ask you to keep us in prayer. This is as gratefully accepted as any donation you could give. Without your spiritual support, we could not go on in ministry.
You may return your pledge card using the enclosed envelope. Just leave it in the collection plate during Mass or drop it off at the parish office. In the coming days, campaign volunteers working on my behalf may contact you to follow-up on this letter, discuss the Many Gifts…One Journey campaign and confirm your participation. I ask you to consider them my personal representatives. I want you to know that I made a personal decision that your donation will remain completely confidential between you and the committee and I am not privy to this information.
If you recently made a gift or pledge to the campaign, I thank you for your generosity. May the Lord continue to bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Michel Dumont,
Click on this link for the brochure.
If you are interested in donating publicly-traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund to our Many Gifts…One Journey Capital Campaign, please click on the link below to obtain all the information you need. This document contains an instruction sheet, an FAQ sheet, and a “Letter of Direction” for you to complete, to start the process!