We have already kicked off The 2023 Appeal in our Diocese. This year’s Appeal theme, “Forward with Jesus,” encourages us to move forward serving others with the Light of Christ.
The Appeal is a major source of funding that supports many needs throughout our Diocese of Columbus. Your gift supports Evangelization, Vocations, Catholic Education and Tuition Assistance, and Social Concerns. Our parish’s Diocesan fundraising goal for the The Appeal is $156, 189. Supporting The Appeal helps us to live a Christian life of charity, justice, and hope.
Your gift will not only help these diocesan efforts, but it will greatly benefit Immaculate Conception as well! As you know, our school is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2023. In celebration of this milestone, our goal for The Appeal is to raise an additional $100,000 over our Diocesan goal to care for our aging school building. Our school needs funding for necessary maintenance projects that have been deferred for several years. These projects include fixing the steps and ramps, updating the boilers and control system, pavement work on the front school-bus loop and west parking lot, repair to the capstones on the front of the school (which has already fallen off), and finally addressing the “dungeon bathrooms” in the school’s lower level. Our Parish Finance Council has advised that this is an ideal time to raise needed funds since The Appeal is the only fundraising effort in the parish that is exempt from the 8% Diocesan tax. This means we are asking for a total pledge of $256,189 so that every dollar raised over our Diocesan goal for The Appeal will be returned to us tax free!
As we move forward in Christian stewardship, I know there are many obligations facing us and our families. Please know that no gift is too large or too small. I am confident that together with everyone’s participation, our parish can reach our goals. I sincerely thank all those families who have already made a gift or pledge. Please join me in praying for the success of The 2023 Appeal so that we may support essential diocesan ministries and help us prepare for another 100 years of educating saints and scholars at Immaculate Conception!
To make a gift or pledge today, please visit: www.columbuscatholicgiving.org