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, 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.

Congratulations to José Roberto Mendez the new Director of the Religious Education Program here at St. Columbkille Parish. Roberto has been Coordinator of the Spanish speaking program for several years but now will serve as director of all of the facets of the program, English, Spanish, Confirmation, Special Needs and RCIC. Roberto brings much experience and patience to the job.

Thank you to all who have participated in Saint Columbkille’s 2018 Catholic Appeal campaign. Through the generosity of Catholics like you, the Catholic Appeal strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and helps us to live our faith together. To make a pledge to the Catholic Appeal, please visit or pick up a pledge form at the back of the church. Thank you for your prayers and support.