Effingham, IL -(Effingham Radio)- This past weekend, Sacred Heart Catholic Parish of Effingham, IL (Springfield Diocese) announced plans for a capital fund drive to its members. Titled the “Renew & Rejoice” Campaign, the effort’s aim is to raise the funds required to renovate and expand the church’s worship space.
The parish has set a minimum goal of $1,600,000 for the effort. Combined with a loan from the Diocese, reaching this goal would enable the church to complete a long list of needed upgrades to its aging worship space and construct a narthex addition to its main entrance on the north. The church has also set an “Ultimate” goal of $2,250,000, which would enable it to complete these plans with no long-term debt.
The campaign will officially commence with a special Kick-Off Celebration scheduled for Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, and will culminate on Commitment Weekend on November 10-11, 2018. Parish volunteers will be personally visiting their fellow parishioners and select others, inviting them to support the project before or by then.
To learn more about the campaign, to schedule an interview with our pastor, Father Michal Rosa, or to make a financial gift to help restore Sacred Heart Church, please contact Christy Hakman, Director of Marketing and Development for Sacred Heart Parish, at 217.347.7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacred Heart Church has been a vital part of the Effingham community since 1892. Living true to our mission, “Grounded in Faith, Focused on the Future” we are focusing on the future of our parish church and school, providing for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the entire parish family and the community we serve. The Parish is wrapping up a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary, and is committed to continuing the mission that a small group of Irish Catholics started.
Walsh & Associates, Church Capital Campaign Specialists, a Burnsville, Minnesota-based fund raising consulting firm, is providing campaign advice and assistance to Sacred Heart Parish.