Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 2, 2017

LOCAL CATHOLIC PARISH MEETS GOAL TO RAISE $2.9M IN ONLY 6 YEARS

LONDON, ON – Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London, has reached their goal of raising $2.9 million for their Building Community Campaign, which began in October 2010. Over six years, 1408 donors enthusiastically responded to the challenge to help fund needed renovations to the local church so they can move forward without what could have been a substantial debt.

“Thanks to the many parishioners of Holy Family Parish, we have successfully achieved our goal to pay off the renovations to make our Parish accessible and truly a Parish for all generations. Our parishioners should be very proud of this accomplishment,” said Linda Dollard, Campaign Chair.

Renovations have made the church accessible to all with the installation of an elevator and ramps. With a fully accessible church, an updated kitchen, additional space including a new youth room, upgraded sound system, and safety enhancements throughout, Holy Family can fully accommodate the needs of many activities and ministries of a dynamic faith community.

“With the faith and generosity of so many over the past six years, the Building Community Campaign reached its goal,” said Father Bob Remark, Pastor. “We have been blessed to have many people involved who have contributed to the Campaign’s success. Thank you to all!”

Holy Family Parish represents one of the largest Parishes within the London Diocese. The Building Community Campaign was a proactive response to the tremendous need in the community as the parish grew from 500 families in 1965 to 3,500 registered families today.

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CONTACT: Linda Dollard, Campaign Chair, 226.926.4527 l.dollard@rogers.com
Holy Family Parish 519.472.0057

PREPARED BY: Susan Regier, Vantage One Writing, 519.471.8726 susan@vantageonewriting.com

We have winners! Amazing Building Community Campaign Sports Raffle

 

 

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Package #1 Winner: Basil Kelly (ticket #819)

  • 2 Platinum Deluxe tickets to Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • One night accommodation at the Royal York Hotel
  • Travel allowance (return London -Toronto)
  • $100.00 Prepaid Gift Card

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Package # 2 Winner: Kelley Lynch (ticket #283)

  • 2 Platinum Deluxe tickets to Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Travel allowance (return London -Toronto)
  • $100.00 Prepaid Gift Card

Thank you to all who supported this raffle and to our generous donors for donating the hockey and basketball tickets and the prepaid credit cards to make these packages possible.