PARISH FAMILY CENTER SPONSORSHIPS
With the unveiling of the plans for our new Parish Family Center at our Feast Day Mass with Bishop Murry, we are also working on the plans for the Project 20120 - A Vision for the Future Capital Campaign. The general phase of the campaign will begin in September. However, we are overjoyed that the Blessed Mother Society has pledged $125,000 toward the sponsorship of the Daily Mass Chapel. Additionally, we are looking for individuals or families willing to sponsor one of the six classrooms in the educational center of the complex. The cost of sponsorship for a classroom is $25,000 (to be paid over a four year plan). The sponsorship will include the designated name on the door of the classroom, along with 12" high letter on the wall of the classroom itself. To demonstrate my personal commitment to this project, and the future of the parish, I am making the first pledge of $25,000 to name a classroom after my late sister, Wendy. I thank you for your incredible hospitality in welcoming me as part of this great parish, and desire nothing more than to work together to build up our parish, our community, and the future of our sharing the faith for generations to come. I eagerly look forward to five additional persons or families in sponsoring a classroom in our new Parish Family Center. In coming weeks, we will announce other levels of giving for the Parish Family Center. May God continue to bless us in this new endeavor under the intercession of Saint Simon Stock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
From the Pastor...
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the incredible acts of generosity and show of support toward our proposed Parish Family Center. With the announcement on the weekend of 7/23/17 of the opportunity to sponsor the classrooms in the parish center, I was overwhelmed to have all of the classrooms sponsored by midweek. I am currently discussing other areas of sponsorship with some of our parish members. I look forward to making known the families who have come together to sponsor the various areas of the building, and then begin the general phase of the campaign by Labor Day. Please take some time to pray over how God has blessed each of our families, and our parish family as we unite in creating a strong and vibrant future for our Parish, our community, and ultimately, the Kingdom of God. Through the intercessions of Saint Simon Stock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, may our prayers be brought to the Heart of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. God bless you all.
SAINT SIMON STOCK
At our Feast Day Mass, Bishop Murry spoke about the role of Saint Simon Stock. Saint Simon was the man who the Blessed Mother appeared to and gifted with the brown scapular. While not an over popular saint in terms of notoriety, he serves as a wonderful example to all who seek the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Inspired by our Bishop’s words, we will be calling upon Saint Simon Stock as our guiding force in our Project 20/20 Campaign – A Vision for the Future. A statue of Saint Simon will be carved in Italy by the same craftsmen who created our statues of Saint Pope John Paul II and Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Once the campaign begins, everyone who makes a gift to the appeal based on the presented levels of giving, will be enrolled in the Saint Simon Stock Society. Similar to our Sacred Heart Society, Masses will be celebrated throughout the year for all the members, but unlike the Sacred Heart Society, this will not be an annual enrollment, but a perpetual enrollment. The statue will be placed in the back of the Church near the Reconciliation Chapel, opposite the Shrine to Mercy and Charity. Included in the Shrine to Saint Simon Stock will be the opportunity for anyone in need of a brown scapular to take one from the stand to be placed near the statue. I am very excited about the many possibilities of ministry, education, and socializing as a parish family our new Parish Family Center will bring. In next week’s bulletin, there will be some preliminary information about larger sponsorships in the building. I want to again thank the Blessed Mother Society for their generous pledge of $125,000 toward the Daily Mass Chapel to be positioned in the front of the building. May God continue to bless us as we embark on this new phase of our parish’s future. And may the intercession of Saint Simon Stock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel lead us ever closer to the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen.