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Today's Tradition, Tomorrow's Future

CAMPAIGN UPDATE - AS OF AUGUST 16, 2013

Parish Goal = $3,250,000

YTD Pledged = $3,557,948

 

For more information, or to make a gift, please contact Mrs. Marianne Bero, Director of Development, at (630) 353 - 4566.

 

executive committee

 Above:  Members of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee

 

 

A Message from Fr. Gabriel

I would like to express my profound gratitude and joyful amazement that our Capital Campaign has not only reached its goal of 3.25 million dollars, but exceeded it by reaching 3.5 million dollars. When it was decided to embark upon this campaign, I was convinced that we would reach our goal or come very close to reaching it. The generosity of our parishioners in the past was the source of my confidence. Yet there was a part of me that worried, given the economy and the scarcity of work, if 3.25 was asking too much. But then as the pledges began to come in and I, along with many volunteers met with our parishioners, I was in awe of the responses that people were making. I sign every “Thank You” letter that is sent to each benefactor. I am humbled beyond words to see the sacrificial gifts that so many of our parishioners are making to demonstrate their love for this parish, its school and our Catholic faith. As Marianne Bero, our Development Director, has frequently exclaimed, “St. Joan of Arc is a very special place.”

 

And so as we begin the project phase that our campaign was designed to fund, I am relieved that the formal fund-raising phase is complete. It has been a great learning experience for me, and my teachers were the highly trained staff and parishioners of this parish. Fortunately for us all, we will continue to have the expertise of these professional staff and parishioners who have the wisdom and skill that will guarantee us further success in the work that lies ahead.”