A few weeks ago we publicly announced that Roncalli has launched the On This Rock: Building Faith and Family Capital Campaign. I have been humbled and awed by the extraordinary generosity of our community. To date, the campaign has raised more than $6.4 million in pledged support from 276 commitments and more than $1 million in cash has been collected.
Our community’s investment in our mission has never been more valuable and significant. We are off to a strong start, but there is much work to be done. Over the past months it has taken to raise these commitments, construction costs around the country have risen rapidly. Our Board and our campaign volunteers will continue to invite our community to participate in raising money for this critical project. We need everyone’s prayers, assistance, and generous participation to bring this vision to a reality.
As the Christmas holidays approach, I ask you to consider joining those who have made a gift to this project which will transform the way we serve our young people and their families.
Thank you for everything you do to support our work at Roncalli. God bless you and all of those dear to you in every good way!
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Dear Heavenly Father,
We praise you and we thank you for all the blessings we have received from you for our faith and for the faith of the Roncalli Family. With your blessing we have accomplished much in the last 20 years of our journey - the Sacred Heart Chapel, the Fine Arts Center, over 30 new classrooms, the STARS Resource Center, our Stadium, Track, and Media Center. How good God has been to us.
Now we humbly ask for continued blessings on Roncalli's growing family - a new Family Room, a Kitchen and Cafeteria expansion for hungry students, and additional Classrooms for excellence in learning.
We borrow our prayer from friends. Dear God, open our ears to hear your word. Open our eyes to see the need around us. Open our minds to know your will. Open our hearts in generosity.
St. John Roncalli we ask for your intercession to plead our case before God and our many friends in Heaven. Amen.
Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB