From the Pastor’s Desk
This past weekend marked the official launch to St. Theresa’s “A Living Sacrifice, Holy and Acceptable to God” campaign – a critical effort to help eliminate our debt, meet our obligation to the arch-diocesan campaign and start a building fund for future growth.
This week every household will receive in the mail a packet of materials about our campaign. A case statement booklet will be enclosed, along with a letter from me requesting a pledge to the effort. Over the coming weeks, our team of volunteers will reach out to families to discuss the campaign, answer questions, and seek your support. Due to our limited numbers of volunteers, we may not be able to personally contact every family, but we do hope that all families will choose to participate in this important campaign.
This launch also brings up some common questions. Here are a few worth addressing:
Question: How did you come up with my request amount?
Answer: The amounts are based on several factors, including giving history and answers shared in the planning study. Please understand that the request is not a final expectation, but a starting point for you to consider your contribution. Our goal is to challenge everyone to consider supporting St. Theresa’s in a significant, sacrificial way—in a manner that works for each family.
Question: Who is being asked to support the campaign?
Answer: Every registered church family and all school families will be asked to participate in the campaign.
Question: Why should I/we consider supporting the campaign?
Answer: This is a unique opportunity to make a tangible sacrifice for the good of the local church, the good of the parish community, and the good of the individual soul. As Pope St. John Paul II reminds us, “Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history.”
As emphasized last week, this project doesn’t fall on the shoulders of one family or a few. It is the responsibility of everyone at St. Theresa’s to heed the invitation to support this parish and its ministries. We look forward to answering your questions and, soon, celebrating the success of this campaign!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Eurel Manzano
Capital Campaign Links:
- FAQs about our Capital Campaign
- Full archive of Capital Campaign updates
- Capital Campaign Leadership
Great news: we are more than 60% of the way to meeting our Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) goal for 2017! Thank you!
If you’d to make a pledge for this year’s Diocesan Services Fund (2017), please do so now! There are over 60 ministries in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that depend upon your continued support.