Brought together by common Faith, we are people
connected by rites of passage, reunion, and remembrance. From baptisms to communions, weddings to weekday Masses—our community celebrates growth. In order to continue to thrive, we must attract and retain the worshipers, leaders, youth,
students, teachers, and administrators that form the backbone of our community of faith. To accomplish this, we need to invest in our people, our spirituality, our gathering places—and the hand of welcome we extend to others in the larger community.
Building on our 50 glorious years, we present you now with an opportunity … to invest in an effort that will have a lasting impact … to witness what can be accomplished by a common mission for a shared legacy … and to act on the unwavering belief that the
faith of our community belongs to all of us.
Our Goals: Attract, Retain, Enhance
Reflecting on the deep and rich history of excellence
established over the last 50 years, we are called to
build upon all the good that has gone before. In
the last seven years we have identified many needed
improvements which prudence dictated be held
off, temporarily. St. Simon leadership now presents
four key initiatives as critical to our parish goals of
attracting, retaining, and investing in the relational,
physical and spiritual assets of our parish.
During the Capital Campaign period, we will raise funds for the
- School Improvements: Technology,
Science and Entrance Upgrades
- Center for Youth in Ministry
- Church Building Technology Enhancements
- Catholic Education Initiative
One hundred percent of all contributions will go
to these St. Simon's initiatives once we have reached
our goal for the "Rooted in Faith" diocesan appeal.
Our $1.8 million contribution to the diocesan goal,
representing 1.8% of the total diocesan campaign, is detailed in the
Capital Campaign brochure. Our additional parish goal of
$1.8 million will provide the baseline funding for
the four St. Simon initiatives outlined in this plan.
All pledges can be paid over a five-year period
TOTAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ALLOCATION
|For Our Diocese
|For Our Parish
Our goal is to initiate projects only when we have
adequate funding to ensure completion. If an initiative
cannot be completed with the funding received, we
will hold collected donations in trust until we can
launch and complete the specific initiative.
The Thanks of a Grateful Community
Our founding parishioners and subsequent generations have left a legacy
through their great sacrifice and stewardship. It falls to us now to
continue their legacy and make the same sacrifice to prepare for future
generations. We are all stewards of the abundant gifts of time, talent, and
treasure given by a loving and gracious God. We belong to a great
community of faith that serves us spiritually, liturgically, educationally
and pastorally. In return, each and every member of this Body of Christ
is asked to make not an equal gift, but an equal sacrifice for this
campaign, and to do so with grateful hearts.