Hey, y’all! Our second capital campaign titled On Firm Foundation has begun! Check out our first campaign video…
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
Thanks y’all for taking the opportunity to learn more about our vision for Holy Trinity Catholic Church. It is my pleasure and joy to serve as Pastor to such a wonderful community of faith, fellowship and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are truly blessed with parishioners who share their time, talent, and treasure enabling our parish to carry out Christ’s mission; and it is my hope and vision that more and more families get involved in the life of the Church through ministries and programs that strengthen our faith, continue our spiritual growth, and reach out to families in our parish and community.
In 2010, our Master Plan was approved. Phase 1 is our church and Phase 2 is a multi-purpose parish hall with additional rooms for faith formation and ministries; and Phase 3 is an administration building for our parish.
With the 2010 initial soft estimates of $10 million for Phase 1, in 2013, we set out to raise as much of the funds as we could through our first capital campaign Upon This Rock. Thanks to the generosity of more than 740 families, we raised $7 million in gifts and pledges!
In order to keep to our building schedule, Holy Trinity took a $10 million line of credit which allowed us to start construction and preparare to open the doors of our new church on November 11, 2017.
Now, with the final calculations of project managers based on today’s numbers and cost of materials, hard numbers are etched in our budget bringing the cost to complete and fully pay for Phase 1 to $14 million.
The initial sacrifices of many families during our first capital campaign have provided pledges totaling $7 million, which is 50% of the funds needed to pay for our beautiful church. Now, through consultation, lots of prayer, soul searching and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we are seeking help to raise the next 50% of the funds needed to fully pay for our $14 million church building. Thus a second capital campaign entitled: On Firm Foundation has been mobilized and begun.
With your support, we’ve built a permanent Church building, which stands for Sacrament, hope and grace in Ladera Ranch. It stands as a visible, physical sign of Christ with us. It is a place of solace, prayer, and communion, a communion that extends beyond the human community we find at the table in our homes with family, or at a restaurant with friends. The Communion in our Church feeds us with the Bread that comes down from Heaven, and the relationships fostered are centered in Divine Presence. Still we want the Church, while grand, to be as comfortable and inviting as the family table. That’s why we need your help. We need you to help us to set the table of our Lord, so our parish can be on firm foundation to secure the fullness of vision, mission and Communion in our area.
I thank you in advance for your wonderful support and commitment to fulfill the needs of Holy Trinity. May the Blessings of our Lord be with you and your loved ones.
Yours in Christ our Lord,
Rev. Reynold Furrell