As your pastor, I am reaching out to you because I need your help in completing our capital campaign goal. And in accordance with the story of the magi’s gifts I come to you to share that each month we will have a second collection to reduce the debt our parish incurred when West Campus was purchased in 2014. Paying off the West Campus debt is critical in order to not only continue our mission of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all God‘s people in word and action but to move forward as we grow as a family and as a part of San Antonio‘s Catholic community. Currently, West Campus is being used at 95% capacity by our ministries and parishioners.
We, as a parish, have so much to be grateful for. We have an energetic parish community with over 50 active ministries that fulfill our mission and give parishioners the opportunities to be instruments of God. We have the staff, clergy, ministries, and volunteers to proclaim the Word of God, celebrate the sacraments, and exercise our ministries. We also have many generous parishioners who have given above and beyond their regular offerings so that we may pay off the West Campus loan and give generations-to-come the spaces and opportunities to follow Christ, grow in Christ, and share Christ with each other.
I pray that every household will be involved in some way to help us complete our capital campaign goal. Each and every contribution (no matter how big or small) is valued, and all gifts are critical. If you are presently contributing to the capital campaign, I humbly ask you to extend your commitment. If you have been contributing to the Archdiocese “On the Way Andale” capital campaign, and your pledge period ended December 31, 2021, I ask that you consider pledging that sum to the capital campaign at St. Mark. If you have not contributed, I ask you to please consider making a sacrificial gift now.
Having paid most of the debt so far, I know we can pay off the balance—we just need your help.
Capital campaign goal: $5,000,000 (includes $900,000 for repairs)
Original loan amount: $4,100,000
Current loan balance: $1,039,517
Will you share your gifts with our parish? Together, we will grow the St. Mark community so that we may give generations-to-come the spaces and opportunities to follow Christ, grow in Christ, and share Christ with each other.
May God‘s blessings be with you.