Grateful for Our Past, Preparing for Our Future!
Our St. Lawrence Martyr Completion Campaign – Grateful for Our Past, Preparing for Our Future – began in September 2018 and is in full swing! As of July 2019, we have received approximately $2.96 million in gifts and pledges, which is about 82% of our goal! We are striving for 100% participation and hope you can join us in this wonderful opportunity! We are so grateful for the many parishioners who have already generously committed and contributed.
This campaign seeks to undertake necessary repairs and renovations in our Church that will allow it to better serve its faith community. These necessary renovations are a response to concerns from parishioners, aging facilities and efforts to bring existing structures up to code. The campaign will focus on critical issues such as accessibility for all worshipers, while creating a safer and inviting environment in which to gather and celebrate the sacraments. Our priorities include the following:
*Altar – The altar steps will be brought to code, lowered and brought closer to the worshipers. All ramps and rails at the altar will meet ADA guidelines. Additional rails will be added to the choir loft in order to meet code requirements.
*Lighting – Our remodeled facilities will be energy efficient and LEED compliant.
*Sound System – Will be improved so that it better communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*Pews – We are getting brand new pews that are contoured for maximum comfort!
*Church Interior – New interior paint, plus repair of walls and ceilings due to water damage.
*Communion of Saints Art Installation – This beautiful work of art by artist Lalo Garcia will be placed behind the altar. It will feature: St. Lawrence Martyr, St. Junipero Serra, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Mother Teresa.
The goal for our Completion Campaign is $3.6 million, which includes our target goal of $1.07 million for the Diocesan-wide campaign, Called to Renew.
Please contact Yvonne Fisher in the Development Office with any questions. (310) 540-0329 x289 or by email.