To Teach Who Christ Is
We are filled with great gratitude and optimism thanks to the very generous response of St. Mary parishioners to the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign. We exceeded our $2.35 million goal for pledges and still receive new commitments.
Through 12/31/2017, $2,684,742 has been pledged by 517 families!
So far, $1,277,769 (48% of pledges) has been collected.
We are extremely grateful to all those who have been so generous. Your sacrifices will enable us to address our obligations from the past and move boldly into the future. We cannot say thank you enough.
We also thank the dozens of parishioners who served on the campaign committee and worked so very hard for many weeks to make To Teach Who Christ Is a success. If you have not yet made a pledge or wish to make a gift to the campaign, you may still do so.
St. Mary of the Annunciation is participating in To Teach Who Christ Is, a capital campaign to benefit important ministries in the Archdiocese of Chicago and in parishes, including ours.
As part of this campaign, the Archdiocese of Chicago is offering St. Mary an incredible opportunity to pay off the debt that remains from the construction of our beautiful church, meeting rooms and offices. A major component of our total $2.35 million campaign goal is $1.2 million for our capital debt. The Archdiocese will match our debt payment on an extraordinary 3-to-1 basis! Our donations plus the Archdiocesan match will completely eliminate our $4.8 million capital debt! Removing the burden of this debt is critical to the future vitality of our parish and will enable us to invest in new initiatives to advance our mission and services.