Msgr Don's Letter

Dear Friend:

Our Lady’s Maronite Catholic Parish has a rich history of providing for the spiritual and educational needs of our parishioners.  We have been blessed over the years with many opportunities to serve our parish families in our walk with Christ.

We are now at a crossroads as we prepare for the future.  Our parish was conceived in 1983 and has grown significantly from a borrowed church to our present church and while we have met the needs brought about by this growth, we continue to see greater needs for space.  Space is needed for teaching the young, for adult education classes, and meeting space for the various ministries that have developed.  As a result, we have carefully examined the needs along with the feasibility of conducting a successful capital campaign.

We have been blessed by your generous spirit in the past and now look to the future of our children and of our faith.  We embrace the words of George Bernard Shaw who said, “Some people see things as they are and ask ‘why?’  I dream things that never were and ask ‘why not?’”

Now is the time for us to continue what was begun years before.  Now is the time to insure that our journey of faith and learning will continue for many succeeding generations.   With this letter we begin the campaign, Our Lady’s first major campaign since the Church was consecrated over ten years ago.

I do not come lightly to ask you for a gift.  Instead, I come to you boldly and ask you to help lift our torch of faith and devotion higher than before.  I do not ask you to give a simple gift.  Instead I ask you to give a gift from your heart - a gift blessed with your sacrifice.  Please join the many others who have already said, “Yes!  Together We Build the Future!”

Please review the Campaign information here on our website which explain the details of the plan and the financial needs that must be met.  Please fill out the letter of intent to make your gift, and do contact me personally with your questions and comments.

A new vision for our Lady’s Church is dawning.  Be a part of this marvelous church’s future—a future forged in faith, hope and love.  God bless you for your generosity and support.

In Christ Jesus,

Rev. Msgr. Donald  Sawyer