Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $77,000
Living Our Mission is a capital and endowment campaign, which invites gifts to provide support, growth, and benefit to Saint John Nepomucene as well as the Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Richmond. Since its establishment in 1906, Saint John has been a welcoming home for spiritual growth, evangelization, and community outside the Greater Richmond area. This campaign will enable our parish to grow in faith and service while also creating a brighter future for generations to come. Because we are a mission parish, the Living Our Mission campaign will return $52,000 to Saint John, which is two-thirds of our $77,000 goal. The $52,000 will be used to advance our parish in the following ways:
Parish Share Up To Goal: $52,000
Element 1: Building Beautification: $25,000
Saint John Nepomucene needs work done to maintain the beauty of the Church and parish buildings as well as maximize their functionality. Proper maintenance and repair is part of our stewardship responsibility for gifts already received. The funds raised will be used in a number of ways to create an atmosphere of peace, beauty and welcoming for our current parishioners, returning Catholics, and others considering the Catholic faith.
Element 2: Building for Our Future Endowment: $17,000
With aging facilities, Saint John Nepomucene must address both our current needs, and our future building plans. The Living Our Mission Campaign will provide the funds to begin saving for any major building additions or renovations that our parish may require in the coming years, thus ensuring appropriate facilities for future generations of our parish.
Element 3: Outreach Ministry Endowment: $10,000
Saint John Nepomucene is a mission parish. It is our duty to seek out and to minister to others, in response to Christ’s call to serve the least of the sisters and brothers. With increased resources from the Campaign, the parish will initiate an Outreach Program, and be able to better serve our parishioners, help others within the surrounding community, and invite others into our parish and our faith. In this way Saint John Nepomucene will become a beacon of Christ’s love for all both now and for generations to come.
We have a relatively small community here at St. John Nepomucene, but we have a very important role to play in the larger community of Dinwiddie. Your support of the Living Our Mission campaign will help our parish remain strong well into the future and help support our essential ministries to this community.Rev. Christopher Hess