Saint Leo the Great
Catholic Church

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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A MESSAGE FROM FATHER HAHN
It is with great joy and trust in God’s Providence, that I introduce our 2014 Capital Campaign, as we embark in this call of “BUILDING HIS KINGDOM AMONG US”. In Chapter 9 of Saint Luke’s Gospel, we are told that Jesus called the Twelve Apostles and “sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God”. (Luke 9:2) All of us, as members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, are called to share in this mission.

This call has very practical and real meaning for us, the Parish Family of Saint Leo the Great as we have marked the 50th Anniversary of our founding. We are a vibrant faith filled community, grateful to God and to all who have come before us to build our Parish to what it is today. Now, it is our turn to build for the future, to hand on the treasure of our Catholic Faith to those who will follow us, our children and grandchildren.

Over the past four years, so many of our Parishioners have participated in extensive studies, parish-wide surveys, and ad-hoc committees that

have produced our ambitious plan of expansion and modernization of our School and the construction of a new Parish Center that will also serve as a new gymnasium.

And now, we need your help!

I am personally grateful to so many who have worked so hard to help us over these last four years, and especially for Mike and Julie Abel, our Campaign Chairpersons. Please join us with your “Three Year Sacrificial Pledge” so that we can express our thanks to God for His incomparable blessings and ensure that our Parish continues to faithfully serve all - those with us now and those who will follow us, as we together, “build His Kingdom among us.”

God bless you.

Father Hahn

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A MESSAGE FROM MIKE & JULIE ABEL
We are very excited, as well as honored to serve as Co-Chairs for our Parish Capital Campaign. Both the Parish and School have been such a huge part of our lives that we can honestly call it our second home and family. We feel so blessed to be a part of this loving community. In response, we joyfully offer our time, talent, and treasure with all of you in gratitude for all of the time, talent, and treasure others have shared in both the past and present, and from which we have all benefited.

All of us are pilgrims on a journey, many have come and gone, transformations have taken place, and all along the one thing that has always remained the same is the foundation on which everything was

built…our Catholic Faith. Let us not forget this as we celebrate our first 50 years as a parish and the growth we anticipate this capital campaign will bring to the future, not only to those of us here and now, but to those in the days to come.

We look forward to the expansion of our school and new parish center, and all the opportunities it will provide both spiritually and educationally, as well as building unity among our faithful here at Saint Leo and the local community. We are hopeful that all of you will join us in this huge endeavor, prayerfully reflecting on what you can sacrificially give. We know we can count on your help!

CAMPAIGN PRAYER
DEAR GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
In your Divine Providence, You have brought us together as the Parish Family of Saint Leo the Great. For fifty years, You have blessed the work of Your people, who have built this community to “proclaim Your Kingdom among us.”

As we proceed through our Capital Campaign, we humbly ask Your guidance and grace. May all who work on its behalf do so with the strength and joy of Your Holy Spirit. Bless those whose generosity will make possible this grand vision which will provide for the education of our children and the fellowship of all.

Those who have gone before us have given so much. May the gratit-ude for what we have received be expressed in the generosity needed to help those who will come after us. Be pleased to grant success to our Campaign so that many more may experience the power of Your truth and Your love, and one day experience Your Presence forever in the perfect joy and peace of heaven.

Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray For Us.

Saint Leo the Great, Pray For Us.

2427 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 * tel. 717-394-1742 * fax 717-394-1779
Pastor Rev. Peter I. Hahn