Project Advance is the Archdiocese of Vancouver's annual capital fundraising campaign. It not only provides for our local Church, but also strengthens our parishes. It helps each parish meet its own unique needs and it ensures that the sacrifices of past generations are built upon for the benefit of the future.
This year’s appeal will continue to provide life-changing programs that support the work of evangelization, charities, ministries, as well as building new secondary schools that nurture our young people. You can build on the good of what was achieved and continue to innovate.
To find out out specifically how your donation will be a difference in our Archdiocese, visit the Project Advance website.
With your continued support Project Advance will again help meet the needs of our parish community and those of our wider local Church. The Archdiocese gives each parish a financial goal each year. Once that goal is reached, all remaining money goes towards projects in our parish.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration in supporting Project Advance 2023 and strengthening our parish.
Visit www.projectadvance.ca to learn more about the appeal and to make your gift.
We’re half way through our Project Advance campaign and we’re almost half way to or goal of $70,000. Thank you to the parishioners who have already contributed.
The slogan this year is “Empowering our Parish Vision”. I find that saying particularly apt this year because our parish is in a time when we are beginning to seriously develop that vision for the future of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is my intention in my second year as pastor to fully develop with you, the parishioners, a parish vision.
It starts with the fact that we need to make the washrooms in the basement accessible to all, especially those who have mobility issues. Mounting the stairs of our poster to our goal of $70,000 will help us to install a new lift.
The money will go towards finishing our basement that is ready to be transformed from a big dark empty place into a welcoming space that will attract people and help build community, as well as being a source of revenue. Please help out as best you can – even if you can only give a small donation, it’s the act of participation that is paramount. God bless you.
Fr. Larry Lynn
Empowering Our Parish Vision