Parish Grand Collection

12-02-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

Our Parish Grand Annual Collection has begun. You should have received a letter and fiscal year financial summary and budget in the mail if you are registered in the parish.

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In All Things, Give Thanks

11-18-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday but we should also consider it a Holy Day. In 1957, President Eisenhower made the following statement regarding Thanksgiving… “It behooves us to dwell upon the deep religious convictions of those who formed our nation out of a wilderness and to recall that our leaders throughout succeeding generations have relied upon Almighty God for vision and strength of purpose. As a nation, we have prospered, enjoying the fruits of our land and the product of our toil. For such blessings let us be profoundly thankful.”

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Update from Father Fitzgerald

11-09-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

We have raised $144,520 collected and $9,771 pledged. If you have not received a mailing, you may pick one up at the entrances of the church.

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Update from Father Fitzgerald

10-25-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

The stone replacement and repair work on the bell tower is complete along with the repairs to the stained glass Rose Window. The scaffolding has been taken down.

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Update from Father Fitzgerald

09-30-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

The stone replacement and repair work on the bell tower is complete along with the repairs to the stained glass Rose Window. The scaffolding has been partially taken down with the remainder expected to be removed soon.

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Update from Fr. Fitzgerald

09-02-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

Most of the stone replacement and repair work on the bell tower is almost complete and we should begin to see the removal of that portion of the scaffolding within the next couple of weeks. The repairs to the stained glass which has been removed from the Rose Window are complete and the windows have been reinstalled and the copper framing repaired.

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Update on the Fundraiser for Structural Work

08-24-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

The stone replacement and repair work on the upper part of the bell tower is complete. However, we discovered some repair work must be done on the lower portion delaying removal of the scaffolding for a few weeks. The repairs to the stained glass which has been removed from the Rose Window are ongoing and are expected to be completed by the end of August. In the meantime, repair of the exterior wood and copper frame of the window will be happening over the next couple of weeks.

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Fundraiser Update and Parish Finances

07-29-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

Most of the stone replacement and repair work on the bell tower is complete and we should begin to see the removal of that portion of the scaffolding within the next couple of weeks. The repairs to the stained glass which has been removed from the Rose Window are ongoing and are expected to be completed by the end of August. In the meantime, repair of the exterior wood and copper frame of the window will be happening over the next couple of weeks.

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Structural Work Fundraiser Update

07-22-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

The twenty-five sections of the stained glass window have been removed and are in process of repair and parts of the stone on the bell tower have been replaced with other parts being repaired. It is now anticipated that most of the work should be finished by the end of July.

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Fundraiser for structural work Update

07-01-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V.F.

The twenty-five sections of the stained glass window have been removed and are in process of repair and parts of the stone on the bell tower have been replaced with other parts being repaired.   It is now anticipated that most of the work should be finished by the end of July. Most of you will have received the solicitation letter in the mail to cover the cost of the repairs to the front stained glass window and the bell tower of the church building.  We have raised $87,161 toward a goal of $150,000.  If you have not received a mailing, you may pick one up at the entrances of the church.  Also, if you wish to contribute by credit card online, go to our website, www.stcolumbkillebrighton.com click on “support us today” and follow the directions.

Thank you to Michael McNeil for his service to the parish as Religious Education Coordinator for the English speaking program and the Confirmation Class. Michael has worked to build our Religious Education Program into a strong and nurturing environment for our parish children to grow in their Faith. We wish Mike well as he moves on to other endeavors.

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