"Building for a New
March 23-24, 2002
Campaign Exceeds $1,250,000 - a
Pledge Payment Envelope
Due to yet another herculean effort by our
entire campaign team, "Building for a New Century"
continued to climb. Another $165,000 was reported at
Tuesday's meeting, including a gift of $50,000! The
combination of gifts made through personal visits, phone
calls, gifts brought to the Rectory, and other sources has
brought our total to $1,254,787!!
Can we still make a
Of course! Although the "active phase" of the
campaign is ending, there are a number of people who could
not be reached and others who desired to wait until later.
Obviously, we urge everyone to make a gift - simply bring
it to the Parish Office or drop your pledge card in the
When pledges are extended over five years, it is
understandable that some will not be fulfilled due to
illness, unemployment, relocation, etc. Therefore, we do not
know the extent to which our goal has been surpassed until
all the pledges mature. Additional gifts are very
significant, since every dollar raised above $1,000,000 will
allow us to use less of our savings; thus, support is always
needed and appreciated.
How do we make our
As you might expect, there are many different
kinds of pledges. The majority of donors have chosen to make
monthly payments, while others have decided on
quarterly, annually, or another schedule.
Beginning in May, we will send all donors a reminder as
well as a return envelope just prior to the time EACH
installment is due. The envelopes will be marked as
"Building for a New Century" Campaign
St. Robert's Catholic Church
Please use this envelope to make your pledge
payments, either by dropping it in the collection basket or
sending it back to St. Robert's.
Thank You for All Your Prayers
for Our Success
Thanks to All
Throughout the campaign, we stressed the need
for both financial gifts and prayers. It is obvious from the
spirit that pervaded this effort and our results that there
has been a tremendous amount of both present. Once again,
the St. Robert's family has demonstrated its giving, caring
nature. A special thanks must go to our school's
and their teacher, Kevin Carey, who prepared Hennessy Hall
for each week's campaign meeting.