Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $155,000
Living Our Mission is a campaign, which supports the current and future growth of our Church and will benefit both the Church of Francis de Sales Parish and the Diocese of Richmond. Francis de Sales 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 $103,333, or two-thirds of our parish goal towards the two case elements listed below. Our parish goal is $155,000. If we reach this goal, our parish will receive 90% of all of the funds raised over the goal and these will also be used for the following projects:
Parish Share: $103,333
Case Element 1: Payment On Our Debt – $51,666
Approximately 50% of the funds received from the Living Our Mission Campaign will be used to reduce the amount of our Commercial Note with Sun Trust (current balance approximately $238,000). This will reduce the financial pressure on our church community.
Case Element 2: Emergency Repair and Improvement Fund – $51,667
Approximately 50% of the fund we receive from this campaign will be deposited in our savings account to be used for building and equipment maintenance as well as needed building upgrades.
We the community of the Church of Francis de Sales wish to work with Bishop DiLorenzo to promote and support the Living Our Mission Campaign. During the past years our church community has benefited from the financial support from the diocese, which we have used for helping families with food and hunger needs along with improvements to our facility. I urge all of us to join hands and make this venture a success in building the Body of Christ of which we are a part.Rev. Robert Cummins, Pastor