Vision for the Future campaign
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Emily's,
Our addition is now nearly complete. We have a few minor tweaks (furniture, etc.) left to do and then we will consider the job done. We now have the video and new audio system in place and working--especially helpful on those weekends when we have overflow crowds. The air conditioning and heating systems are up and running. We had donations specifically given to add stained glass windows in our vesting sacristy, chapel room, and the confessional--adding more beauty to an already beautiful space. Check out the photos in the photo gallery.
The job may be done, but we now need to turn our efforts to paying the mortgage. We have been blessed, once again, by a donor who is willing to give us a $25,000 matching grant for all new donations received toward our Vision Fund between June 30, 2019-December 31, 2019 and we have our summer raffle going until Labor Day to earn money toward our mortgage (raffle is $20 per ticket-prizes are: $2,500; $1,500; $1,000; only 1500 tickets sold). As of June 30, 2019 we owe a little over $161,000.00 on the mortgage.
That's where we are today--hopefully (and soon) we will be able to make a posting on this page in the near future that says, "You did it! St. Emily's is debt-free!" Help make this dream a reality if you can and thank you for all your prayers and help! If you'd like to help us by donating, click the donate tab to donate online or you may mail a donation to: Vision Building Fund; St. Emily's Church; PO Box 25; Emily MN 56447. Thank you for any help you may give--monetarily, volunteering, or praying for our parish.
Please pray with us:
St. Emily’s Prayer for our “Vision for the Future”
Father in Heaven, we are your children seeking to do your will. Help us to follow in the way of your Son, Jesus, and inspire us to continually make known your Kingdom on earth.
Enlighten us through the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may understand how we must proceed in relation to our Vision Campaign. Aid us to continue our efforts in the spirit of generosity and increase our faith, hope, and love. As our parish expands, expand our desire to imitate Jesus. Through our witness, we pray that all people who pass through our doors may desire to enter into deeper communion with You.
We give you thanks for your many blessings, and we ask the intercession of St. Emily, our patroness, who knew the joys and struggles of building projects for the sake of your glory and honor, and we make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Priest: St. Emily
Congregation: Pray for us!