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1 Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Financial Campaign October 2012 – February 2013

2 The Need Immaculate Heart of Mary needs a new building “envelope” – that’s roof, siding and windows

3 The Objective One million dollars in donations and 5-year pledges from companies, foundations, religious organizations and parishioners

4 Scope of Work  Removal and disposal of existing roofing, siding and windows  Install thermal enclosure  Install elastomeric membrane  Install roof, gutters, fascia, trim  Install new windows  Install siding

5 Desired Outcome Our financial campaign will ensure that our Church will be sound and solid for generations to come! Our focus will finally be able to shift to the priorities near and dear to our hearts – our Pastoral Programs!

6 Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr

7 In our Catholic tradition we often ask others to pray for us and for our special intentions. At this time, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is about to embark on a large financial campaign to save our deteriorating Church building and we recognize that this campaign will not succeed without God’s blessing. We, the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary, humbly and gratefully ask if you could hold us and our Campaign in your prayers. Knowing that you are there would have a significant impact on the parishioners, giving us all the confidence that we will succeed! Part of a letter that was sent with a special request.......

8 In our Catholic tradition we often ask others to pray for us and for our special intentions. At this time, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is about to embark on a large financial campaign to save our deteriorating Church building and we recognize that this campaign will not succeed without God’s blessing. We, the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary, humbly and gratefully ask if you could hold us and our Campaign in your prayers. Knowing that you are there would have a significant impact on the parishioners, giving us all the confidence that we will succeed! Part of a letter that was sent with a special request.......

9 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Honorary Committee Wayne Bennett Charlie Broderick Karlyne Dufour Lana Hansen Carman Smith Bernie Touesnard Treasurer Paul Landry Pastoral Council Carol Lunney Communications Sandra Perkison Division Chair Tim Creaghan Division Co-chairs Paul & Val Cyr Division Chair Maureen Mills Division Co-chairs Helen Vaughan Gerry Arsenault Division Chair Peggy Wheaton Coordinator Sheldon Phaneuf Recruitment, Canvassers, Solicitation

10 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Honorary Committee Wayne Bennett Charlie Broderick Karlyne Dufour Lana Hansen Carman Smith Bernie Touesnard Treasurer Paul Landry Pastoral Council Carol Lunney Communications Sandra Perkison Division Chair Tim Creaghan Division Co-chairs Paul & Val Cyr Division Chair Maureen Mills Division Co-chairs Helen Vaughan Gerry Arsenault Division Chair Peggy Wheaton Coordinator Sheldon Phaneuf Recruitment, Canvassers, Solicitation

11 A talent is a talent until it is used to serve God. At that point it becomes a gift of ultimate value, multiplying every time we use it. In man's eyes it may seem insignificant, in God's eyes, you are a superstar. Anonymous

12 Campaign Plan The Campaign will last until February 2013 Every person working on the campaign is asked to make a donation first themselves before asking anyone else

13 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Division Chair Tim Creaghan Vice-chair Tom Cooney Vice-chair Jamie Bradley Vice-chair Sheryl Dumville

14 Our life is God's gift to us. What you do with your life is your gift to God. Unknown author

15 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Division Chairs Paul & Val Cyr Vice-chairs John & Pam Coughlan Vice-chair Ray March Michele Gallagher-Fournier Vice-chair Jim Phillips Neil & Monique McTeirnan Garth & Simone Berry Canvasser Al & Bridget Daly Roger & Rita Arsenault Canvasser

16 A canvasser’s thought.... “When my husband and I were asked to become canvassers, we didn’t say yes right away. We knew that we had questions that needed to be answered and so we decided to go to the training session and see what people had to say. We asked tough questions but in the end, we were satisfied and with faith renewed, we became part of this campaign! Since that time, we have sat in several kitchens, answering many of the same questions for other people. I am grateful to say that parishioners seem to appreciate what we’re doing, one even thanked us for doing it! Knowing that we are working together to save this Church for our own children and grandchildren, along with many nice visits and conversations with fellow parishioners, has certainly made this a positive experience for both of us.”

17 A canvasser’s thought.... “When my husband and I were asked to become canvassers, we didn’t say yes right away. We knew that we had questions that needed to be answered and so we decided to go to the training session and see what people had to say. We asked tough questions but in the end, we were satisfied and with faith renewed, we became part of this campaign! Since that time, we have sat in several kitchens, answering many of the same questions for other people. I am grateful to say that parishioners seem to appreciate what we’re doing, one even thanked us for doing it! Knowing that we are working together to save this Church for our own children and grandchildren, along with many nice visits and conversations with fellow parishioners, has certainly made this a positive experience for both of us.”

18 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (Peter 4:10)

19 To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II

20 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Division Chair Maureen Mills Vice-chair Colleen Kelly Vice-chair Mary Pyne Vice-chair ? Canvasser

21 A canvasser’s thought.... “My husband and I have been involved in fundraising at Immaculate Heart of Mary for many years now, even before this new church was built! We find that this particular appeal campaign is well-organized and we like that at its very heart, it is such a personal approach. Parishioners sitting down with fellow parishioners is, I think, the reason that we will be successful. The people we visit know that we are there on behalf of the Church. They know that we aren’t making a personal request and so it isn’t awkward or stressful. Everyone does their best, those asking and those giving. It’s that connection that is so important. It’s that connection that’s the key.”

22 A canvasser’s thought.... “My husband and I have been involved in fundraising at Immaculate Heart of Mary for many years now, even before this new church was built! We find that this particular appeal campaign is well-organized and we like that at its very heart, it is such a personal approach. Parishioners sitting down with fellow parishioners is, I think, the reason that we will be successful. The people we visit know that we are there on behalf of the Church. They know that we aren’t making a personal request and so it isn’t awkward or stressful. Everyone does their best, those asking and those giving. It’s that connection that is so important. It’s that connection that’s the key.”

23 I am nothing; I am but an instrument, a tiny pencil in the hands of the Lord with which he writes what he likes. However imperfect we are, He writes beautifully. Mother Teresa

24 Campaign Co-chairs Debbie Brine Al Kavanaugh Division Co-chairs Helen Vaughan Gerry Arsenault Vice-chair ? Canvasser

25 We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Churchill

26 Every day do six things: Something good for others Something good for yourself Something you don't want to do, but needs to be done Physical exercise Mental exercise (reading, writing, puzzles) Say an original prayer by naming your blessings

27 Thoughts on Fundraising Asking for money is a way to advance the kingdom. There’s no greater joy than seeing someone invest in something they deeply care about.

28 Thoughts on Fundraising Did you know that Moses was an amazing fundraiser? Hmmmm, let’s check out Exodus!

29 Thoughts on Fundraising The Lord spoke to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me; from every person whose heart makes him willing, you are to receive my offering.” Exodus 25

30 Thoughts on Fundraising This is the word that the Lord has commanded. ‘Take from you an offering for the Lord. Let everyone who has a willing heart bring an offering to the Lord.” Exodus 35

31 Thoughts on Fundraising So all the skilled people who were doing all the work of the sanctuary, came from their work they were doing and told Moses, “The people are bringing much more than is needed for the service of the work which the Lord commanded us to do.” Exodus 36 Yes, Moses was an amazing fundraiser!

32 " Come follow me" is not a suggestion; it is our mission as Christians. We use our gifts and talents to be disciples; to be the hands and feet of our Lord, to do what He would do if He were here in the flesh.

33 Thoughts on Fundraising Praise and thanksgiving – the natural result of willing giving! Let us not forget King David!

34 Thoughts on Fundraising King David then said to the whole assembly: “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced; the work, however, is great, for this palace is not meant for human beings, but for the LORD God.” 1 Chronicles 29

35 Thoughts on Fundraising True to his word, King David gave of his own gold and silver and once he had given wholeheartedly, he asked the assembly, “Now, who else will contribute generously and consecrate themselves this day to the LORD?” 1 Chronicles 29

36 Thoughts on Fundraising Where Moses’ appeal was to all of the people, King David’s appeal was directed at the leaders. This story shows how an individual donor can be an example for others to follow! King David clearly uses his position as an example for the other leaders to follow. Yes, King David was an amazing fundraiser!

37 As we move to launch our Building on Pillars of Faith campaign, we are humbling asking other Catholic Churches in the area to join us in creating a joyful noise! Yes, we are asking our sister Churches to take part in a good old-fashioned Catholic bell ringing on Tuesday, October 9 th, 2012 for one full minute starting at 11 am. The Church bell has always been part of religious life in our communities and there would be something special in hearing the distant peel of Church bells in unison on that beautiful fall morning! We believe that the show of solidarity would have a significant impact on our parishioners and we hope that all Churches will be able to participate and “chime in”! Part of a letter that was sent with a special request...........and yes, everyone “chimed in” and at 11am bells were ringing all over Moncton and Dieppe! Even Sister Marie rang the bells in Rogersville!

38 As we move to launch our Building on Pillars of Faith campaign, we are humbling asking other Catholic Churches in the area to join us in creating a joyful noise! Yes, we are asking our sister Churches to take part in a good old-fashioned Catholic bell ringing on Tuesday, October 9 th, 2012 for one full minute starting at 11 am. The Church bell has always been part of religious life in our communities and there would be something special in hearing the distant peel of Church bells in unison on that beautiful fall morning! We believe that the show of solidarity would have a significant impact on our parishioners and we hope that all Churches will be able to participate and “chime in”! Part of a letter that was sent with a special request...........and yes, everyone “chimed in” and at 11am bells were ringing all over Moncton and Dieppe! Even Sister Marie rang the bells in Rogersville!

39 We are so blessed to have people willing to donate their time, talent and treasure to make this such a wonderful parish community. Our stewardship message resonates through our ministries and our volunteers as they share their gifts in gratitude for the many blessings from God.

40 We need you! We really do. We will help you. We really will. We will train you, support you, appreciate you. Thank you.

41 We need you! We really do. We will help you. We really will. We will train you, support you, appreciate you. Thank you.

42 God, Source of every good thing. Mary said “Yes” to your plan bringing forth Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. Under her patronage, we the people of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, entrust our needs to you, as we move forward with our financial campaign. Stir our hearts that we might support and give generously to our spiritual, social justice, educational and building needs. Make us generous stewards, grateful all you have given us that we may share of our time, talent and treasure. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Who makes all things possible. Amen Campaign Prayer

43 God, Source of every good thing. Mary said “Yes” to your plan bringing forth Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. Under her patronage, we the people of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, entrust our needs to you, as we move forward with our financial campaign. Stir our hearts that we might support and give generously to our spiritual, social justice, educational and building needs. Make us generous stewards, grateful all you have given us that we may share of our time, talent and treasure. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Who makes all things possible. Amen Campaign Prayer


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