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 7/31/2022, $2,856,991 has been pledged by 581 families!
So far $2,575,998 (90% 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 would not have been able to achieve any of these remarkable and important goals without the generous commitment of our parishioners to the campaign! As TTWCI continues, we look forward to completing the remaining projects funded by the generosity of our parishioners to this campaign.
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.
So far, TTWCI has enabled St. Mary to retire our $4.8m construction debt (when combined with a matching program from the Archdiocese), repave our parking lots, replace the lighting in the lots and field with LEDs, and upgrade the lighting in the church to LEDs as well. Future projects funded by the campaign include paving the parking lot at the Education Center, improvements at the Little Church, upgrades to our exterior lighting, and replacing the obsolete phone system in the Parish Office (for which repair parts are no longer made).