Announcement 11-4/5

The same short video regarding our capital stewardship campaign that was presented in last weekend’s Masses will be re-shown after this weekend’s Masses in the church.  A “Frequently Asked Questions” handout will be made available again if you did not receive one at last weekend’s Masses.

You should have received a Rooted in Christ, Growing to Serve brochure in the mail last week.  If you need a copy, please contact the church office.

This week you will receive the Stewardship Newsletter in the mail.  The newsletter can help guide you with our call to be good stewards of Our Lady of Consolation.

Advance Commitment Reception:  If you are ready to make an advanced commitment pledge to our capital campaign, there will be an advanced commitment reception on Sunday, November 12.  An advance commitment means that you have completed the discernment of your sacrificial gift to our capital campaign and are ready to make your pledge before the official commitment weekend arrives.  If you are interested in attending the advance commitment reception, please call the church office for more details.

We continue to be in the Prayer Phase of our capital campaign.  If you have already been praying, thank you!  Please continue to pray and reflect on the resources God has provided for you.  Ask Him for the guidance to provide a sacrificial gift to Our Lady of Consolation Church.  Thank you for all that you do for OLC!

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should have the means to contribute so freely? For everything is from you, and what we give is what we have from you.”  1 Chronicles 29:14

Let us all pray that we keep our hearts open to the call of Jesus in our lives.  Our Lady of Consolation, pray for us.

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Announcement 10-28/29

Video:  We will present a short video in church after Holy Communion with our Lord regarding our capital steward campaign:  Rooted in Christ, Growing to Serve.  As you walk into Mass, you will be given a “Frequently Asked Questions” handout.  If you are or were unable to view the video, it will be shown again in the church after next week’s Masses end.  The FAQs will be available next weekend as well.

Brochure:  Be on the lookout in your mail for the capital stewardship campaign Rooted in Christ, Growing to Serve brochure highlighting the meaningful role Our Lady of Consolation as a spiritual light in Rockford, a flagship church in this part of the Diocese.

Advance Commitment Reception:  If you are ready to make an advanced commitment pledge to our capital campaign, there will be an advanced commitment reception on Sunday, November 12.  An advance commitment means that you have completed the discernment of your sacrificial gift to our capital campaign and are ready to make your pledge before the official commitment weekend arrives.  If you are interested in attending the advance commitment reception, please call the church office for more details.

Volunteer:  There may still be some opportunities to get involved with the campaign as a volunteer for our various committees.  If you are interested please seek out your campaign co-chairs or committee leaders to inquire about any tasks that may need attention from a volunteer.

 

Lastly…

Prayer Phase:  We are now entering into the Prayer Phase of our campaign.  If you have already been praying, thank you!  Please continue to pray and to reflect on the resources God has provided for you.  Ask Him for the guidance to provide a sacrificial gift to Our Lady of Consolation Church.  Thank you for all that you do for OLC!

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should have the means to contribute so freely? For everything is from you, and what we give is what we have from you.”  1 Chronicles 29:14

Let us all pray that we keep our hearts open to the call of Jesus in our lives.  Our Lady of Consolation, pray for us.

Announcement 10-21/22

Our capital stewardship campaign has launched!  We are raising money to address important needs in our church and school.  This is an exciting time for our faith family as we make plans that will benefit us now and for generations to come.  Our campaign cannot be a success without the participation of all our parishioners.  Please consider saying YES if a campaign cabinet member asks you to volunteer time for the campaign.  If you see them around, please thank them for their time and commitment to our parish and for their commitment for a successful capital campaign.

At next weekend’s Masses of October 28th and 29th, we will have a special, short video presentation about our Rooted in Christ, Growing to Serve campaign.

Let us all pray that we keep our hearts open to the call of Jesus in our lives.  Our Lady of Consolation, pray for us.

Announcement 10-14/15

Our capital stewardship campaign has launched!  We are raising money to address important needs in our church and school.  This is an exciting time for our faith family as we make plans that will benefit us now and for generations to come.  Our campaign cannot be a success without the participation of all our parishioners.  Please consider saying YES if a campaign cabinet member asks you to volunteer time for the campaign.  If you see them around, please thank them for their time and commitment to our parish and for their commitment for a successful capital campaign.

Let us all pray that we keep our hearts open to the call of Jesus in our lives.  Our Lady of Consolation, pray for us.

Campaign Volunteer Positions Available

We are in need of much help during this campaign.  Several of the positions have already been filled, however we are hoping that you might be able to help fill some of the others:

Campaign Commitment Leaders- Will recruit and oversee a team to make follow up phone calls to any households who have not made a commitment/pledge after an appropriate amount of time.  This does not involve pressuring people or asking for money- just asking that pledge/commitment cards be returned registering their intentions..  The team will be trained and given a script by The Breton Group for telephoning households to encourage completion of commitment cards. Desired: 8-10 individuals

Children & Youth Leaders- Will recruit and oversee a team to plan and implement activities designed to enhance children and youth’s understanding of the campaign.  A separate team is working with the school, this team would work with Faith Formation and Parish families. Desired: 2-3 individuals

Hospitality & Event Team Leaders- Will oversee the recruitment of a team that will provide any hospitality and event needs of the campaign.  The team may also make courtesy phone calls prior to a campaign event to ensure awareness and build enthusiasm.  Desired: 2-3

Please contact Nickie Wentworth-Holton (nwentworth@olcparish.net) if you are interested in learning more about these positions or to volunteer to help.