On Feb. 25, 2014, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued a Letter to Families. In the letter, Pope Francis says he wants to “come into [y]our homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October,” which is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Please click on LETTER OF POPE FRANCIS to view the entire letter.
Our Holy Father encourages families to receive Jesus’ authentic love into our families. “In your journey as a family, you share so many beautiful moments: meals, rest, housework, leisure, prayer, trips and pilgrimages, and times of mutual support… Nevertheless, if there is no love then there is no joy, and authentic love comes to us from Jesus. He offers us his word, which illuminates our path; he gives us the Bread of life which sustains us on our journey.”
In the past eight months, we have come together to raise $1.1 million for the development of our Parish Center. Your generosity and God’s Grace have helped us lay the foundation for this fundraising effort. We are thankful and humbled by the support we have received.
Our journey is far from over and more than ever we need additional financial support from our community. We are starting our business outreach but this project’s success is in our hands – and within our grasp. We need your help! We can open our Parish Center in the fall of 2015 if we can raise an additional $1.4 million by the end of 2014. This timeline is one-year behind our original goal, but just a short time away in the overall future of our community. Please take a few minutes to watch our video. Then, ask yourself…are you a part of OSM’s History yet?