GIFT Capital Campaign 2016

Dear Friends,

We have come a long way in a short time as a parish family. We now find ourselves with greater challenges as we move forward in the proclamation of the Gospel for Black Rock. Most notably, we must replace the outdated and malfunctioning heating system, as well as repair the leaking bell tower. After seeking bids from contractors over the past year, and in consultation with some parish leaders, we have determined the scope of what we as a parish face.  Our goal is $400,000, which, as you see, will allow us to not only meet these

challenges but also install air conditioning in the church and make other needed repairs.

So as we begin this campaign, with the help of pledges from parish leaders as well as money already set aside, we are at almost half of our goal, with only 3% of our parish families participating so far. We will easily attain our goal with 100% participation of our parish family. We ask you to consider making a sacrificial gift over and above your regular giving.                                                                      

                                                   -Fr. Peter Lynch

WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL DO:
 

 

Replace the Heating System: $250,000 

Our greatest need is to replace the entire church heating system, which will not make it through next winter. A total replacement will include the boiler, as well as the blowers and pipes, leading to a quieter, more efficient heating system to last through our harsh New England winters. 

 

Repair the Bell Tower: $75,000

After years of New England weather, our beloved bell tower is now leaking and causing significant damage on the inside of the church and must be repaired to preserve this landmark in our community. 

 

Install Air Conditioning: $75,000

For the first time, we will be able to install air conditioning in our church making it more inviting for community worship during the summer months. We will also take care of smaller, but equally important, repairs throughout the parish. 


IMPORTANT DATES:


JULY
 

20


Town Hall Opportunity 1

We will have a power point presentation on our growth as a parish to give everyone a deeper understanding of the challenges we face, the critical need to address these challenges, and the plan we have to accomplish them.


SEPT
 

14


Town Hall Opportunity 2

Here is a second chance to attend the power point presentation on our growth as a parish to give everyone a deeper understanding of the challenges we face, the critical need to address these challenges, and the plan we have to accomplish them. 7:30 PM in the School Hall.


SEPT
 

18


In Pew Weekend

This will be an opportunity for those who have not yet made a pledge to do so during Mass.


OCT
 

1


Begin Construction on the Heating System

This is our ultimate target date to begin the work to make sure we have heat this winter.

PLEDGE CHART

Use this chart to calculate your gift over a maximum of three years.

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

To make a pledge go to:
ONLINE GIVING

To help calculate your gift see our
PLEDGE CHART:

LETTER OF INTENT-PLEDGE FORM

G.I.F.T. PAMPHLET

G.I.F.T. PAMPHLET in spanish

LETTER FROM THE PASTOR

 

OUR PROGRESS
 

TOTAL AMOUNT
PLEDGED AND RECEIVED
 

 

PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION FROM OUR PARISHIONERS
 

 

ST. ANN, OUR HOME

“Raising a young family in Black Rock, having a church that we can call home is very important. We have found that at St. Ann’s. I am excited to support the G.I.F.T Campaign, and I hope you will as well. Together, we can ensure that St. Ann’s remains a home for all our families for years to come.” 
                                           Jack Calcutt