Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $511,000
Blessed Sacrament Parish has been home to thousands of people since 1921. We have welcomed the stranger, supported the nuns in our former school, the priests who served the parish and taught at Norfolk Catholic High School, supported the military families, and helped those in need. The parish has also been the first assignment for many priests of the diocese, as well as the residence of Bishop Louis Flaherty. Blessed Sacrament has been an important part of many lives in our community and diocese. In the true spirit of Blessed Sacrament, we can humbly acknowledge that we are continuing the good works of those who have made us who we are. At this point in the life of the parish and the diocese, we are embarking on the very important mission of preparing for the future of both. The Living Our Mission campaign will ensure that both the parish and the diocese are positioned financially for the future, something we as a diocese have not done since its founding. I ask you to please join me in this effort and to help achieve our goal. We are Blessed Sacrament, and we can do this! ~ Fr. Joseph H. Metzger III
Parish Share Up To Goal: $170,000
Living Our Mission is a campaign; which supports the current and future growth of our Church and will benefit both Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Diocese of Richmond. Since our founding in 1921, Blessed Sacrament Parish has always been known as a warm and welcoming community, committed to evangelizing the faith and building towards a blessed future. Our parish will receive $170,000, or one-third of our parish goal towards the two case elements listed here. Our parish goal is $511,000. If we reach this goal, our parish will receive 66% of all of the funds raised over the goal and these will also be used for the following projects:
Case Element 1: Expansion of the Social Hall, Classrooms and Youth Ministry Room, Parish Library $160,000
Blessed Sacrament Parish continues to need suitable space to carry out Christ’s mission. Even with our present facilities, we are limited to the size of events we can have in our growing parish and there are constant challenges for meeting space. Our Religious Education program is still growing and providing additional space for this essential ministry is needed. In addition to educating our youth, parishioners of all ages will benefit from a Parish Library, where materials for spiritual growth, better understanding of our faith, and uplifting literature will be available to the entire parish community. Finally, we recognize that our youth need a space dedicated to them and their needs. We are committed to providing them a place of their own to learn and grow in faith and fellowship. Our parish will use additional funds from parish savings to completely fund this project.
Case Element 2: Renovation of the Parish Nursery $10,000
Providing a modern and attractive nursery for families with young children so that the adults can fully participate in the Mass is an important ministry in our parish. Having a renovated nursery is a welcoming aspect of our parish and will encourage young families to regularly attend Mass in a comfortable and meaningful way.
In the true spirit of Blessed Sacrament, we can humbly acknowledge that we are continuing the good works of those who have made us who we are. At this point in the life of the parish and the diocese, we are embarking on the very important mission of preparing for our future. The Living Our Mission Campaign will ensure that both the parish and the diocese are positioned financially for the future.Fr. Joseph H. Metzger III