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Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy - Combined Campaign

 

An Invitation to Support Us

Please consider making your contribution to Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy, the campaign for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish using our new electronic contribution system, ParishSOFT Online Giving. You may log onto ParishSOFT to set up an account, view payment information, or make changes to your existing account by clicking the following link:

https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=1599

For more information regarding ParishSOFT, please contact the parish office at 530-587-3595.


Why Now?

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish was established on a vision that Catholics of the Sierras would grow as a people made one with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Today, 1,700 permanent and seasonal families call Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary their parish home and we reach out to a multitude of visitors inviting them to join us at the Lord’s Table. Today, we stand on the threshold of a bright and exciting future.

Our Faith Community has embraced the challenge to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, as a people of worship, prayer, hospitality, social justice and vision through a myriad of ministries, service and outreach.

Following announcement of our capital campaign, many of you have asked “Why now?” The answer is self-evident: To continue the bountiful spiritual and physical growth of Assumption Parish, thus creating a solid foundation for current and future generations. With our new church building having existed for only a few short years in comparison to the larger Church of 2000 years, what will our children’s children find? What will be the legacy of Assumption Parish in 100 years? What seeds will we plant today that can grow bountifully? What will be our generation’s contribution to cultivating a blossoming orchard for continued, sustainable growth?

Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy Campaign seeks to raise a minimum of $1.0 million in gifts and pledges to fund four important parish initiatives, illuminating our pathway to tomorrow.


Four Initiatives

Following our announcement of a capital campaign, many of you have asked “Why now?” The answer is self-evident: To continue the bountiful spiritual and physical growth of Assumption Parish, thus creating a solid foundation for current and future generations. Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy Campaign seeks to raise a minimum of $1.0 million in gifts and pledges to fund four important parish initiatives, illuminating our pathway to tomorrow.

Outstanding Debt to the Diocese - $155,000 Enormous strides have been made to defray costs of our $6.2 million construction project. Through extraordinary sacrificial giving of so many; our vigilance in keeping operating costs as low as possible; and, with proceeds from the sale of former church property due in 2021, we anticipate a remaining modest unfunded obligation. Retiring our parish debt will permit funds allocated for debt service to be redeployed for education, service, outreach to the poor and future parish development.

Participation in the ONE Campaign – $175,000 While perhaps convenient to view ourselves as self-sufficient, isolated in our mountain communities, we are in fact part of a larger Catholic community - one of 107 Catholic parishes & 40 missions in the Diocese of Sacramento comprising more than 1,000,000 Catholics, 115 parish priests and hundreds of lay ministers and volunteers. The ONE Campaign is a diocesan-wide $50 million initiative which will make strategic investments in education, youth ministry, pastoral care, communications and human service initiatives. For more information on the ONE Campaign, go to http://onerevival.org/mainpage.

Improvements to Our Mission Church – $30,000 Our Lady of the Lake Mission Church in Kings Beach has served as the spiritual and fellowship home to North Lake Tahoe residents and visitors for 68 years. While our Mission Church serves a vibrant Community of Faith, the building requires modest renovations and improvements. Preliminary plans call for new flooring, interior doors, refinishing the pews, new plumbing fixtures and aesthetic embellishment of the altar.

Seed Fund for Future Parish Development – $640,000 Just as our former Pastor Rev. Stanley Poltorak quietly began saving money for the day in which Assumption Parish might one day build a new parish home, so too must we emulate his foresight today. While the aesthetics and intimacy of our new worship space are second to none, significant space limitations constrain parish life beyond weekly Mass. Our catechism classes are overfilled with children, we lack space to host parish fellowship activities and something as simple as providing storage space for our parish ministries is simply not feasible. A seed fund is the most practical means to establish a dedicated fund for future parish development.


How You Can Help

To meet our significant financial challenges we invite you to share in the fulfillment of our vision by pledging your support to Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy. Achieving our campaign goal of $1.0 million can only be realized through the generosity of all permanent and seasonal members of this Faith Community as well as the sacrificial support of the many visitors to our Mother Church in Truckee and our Kings Beach Mission.

How Much Will I Give? This is a question each of us must answer in our heart. There are many ways to make a gift to our campaign. You can write a check that covers your entire gift to Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy. Or, preferably you will pledge your support payable over a period of up to five years in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments.

For your convenience, your gift can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. For gifts of appreciated securities, please contact the parish office for instructions.
All gifts will be graciously accepted and acknowledged and are fully tax-deductible.

The following gift plans are a guideline, which may help you determine your sacrificial commitment.


If you have any questions or comments about the Our Mission, Our Future ...Our Legacy combined campaign, contact campaign@assumptiontruckee.com.