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“Elevate. A Campaign for Our Cathedral.”

Campaign Logo Final-01Here is a chronological post of Father Jovita’s bulletin posts related to the Elevate campaign and will be updated as the campaign goes on.  This campaign is for everyone desiring to support Holy Family Cathedral- Catholics and non-Catholics, parishioners and non-parishioners, anyone who considers themselves a “Friend of the Cathedral.”  We have an incredibly historical building that we are trying to restore and beautify through this project.  If you would like more information about how to support the campaign, please email Kathleen at tulsacathedral@gmail.com.  Our Cathedral is a gem that needs to be preserved and restored to shine as a beacon of faith and hope as the center of the Diocese of Tulsa for years to come.

 

For more information on the Planning Study conducted by the Steier Group, check out the Planning Study Results file.

 

To answer any questions you may have about the campaign please look at Frequently Asked Questions about Elevate.  

 


For Masses on September 8/9

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral,

In the coming weeks, you will receive details regarding our Elevate Campaign. Included will be instructions on ways to contribute. Between now and the end of November, everyone will be asked to consider a pledge or gift to the campaign. Our volunteers will work to personally visit many of you – please be receptive to their efforts. You will have three years to complete your pledge and you can set it up to be paid in a manner that is convenient for you. All pledges to the campaign are tax deductible as permitted by the tax code.

A pledge is not legally binding, but it is a gift which you consider to be meaningful. We ask that you do your best to fulfill your pledge and advise the parish office of any financial changes that will impact your commitment. All pledges will be kept confidential within the parish business office.

We are still in need of volunteers for the campaign. Every volunteer that agrees to help increases our chances of conducting a successful campaign. If you can help, please call the parish office at (918) 582-6247 or email us at tulsacathedral@gmail.com.

I would like to thank everyone who has already agreed to give of their time for this important campaign.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For Masses on September 1/2

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral,

We are nearing the launch of our Elevate Capital Campaign to the entire parish. The mailing to all parishioners will be going out in a few weeks. We have been working hard preparing the materials for the campaign, finalizing the campaign goals and recruiting volunteers to help with the project.

Shortly after Labor Day we will begin training volunteers who have agreed to help with the campaign. An orientation meeting for volunteers will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. If you are considering volunteering for the campaign, we encourage you to join us and find out more about this opportunity.

We are still in need of volunteers for the campaign. Every volunteer that agrees to help increases our chances of conducting a successful campaign. If you can help, please call the parish office at (918) 582-6247 or email Kathleen at tulsacathedral@gmail.com and plan to join us on Tuesday evening.

I would like to thank everyone who has already agreed to give of their time for this important campaign.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For Masses on August 25/26

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral,

We are busy with the preparation phase of our campaign and I am very grateful to the many parishioners who have volunteered to help with this important effort. We have already had about 25 individuals/couples join the campaign team.

The Campaign Cabinet is currently recruiting volunteers to help with the solicitation phase of the campaign. If you are called to help, please say yes to this important effort.

In addition to putting together a campaign team, we are currently working on the materials that will be used to inform the parish about the campaign. One of these pieces, a Frequently Asked Questions document, was mailed recently. I urge you to review this document carefully as it addresses a number of questions that have come up about the campaign. It is our goal to make sure that everyone affiliated with the cathedral is well informed about this campaign and how important it is to the future of the cathedral.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For Masses on August 18/19

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral,

The success of a capital campaign depends greatly on the quality of its leadership team. I am very excited about the outstanding group of parishioners who have agreed to make up our campaign leadership team and I am grateful to them for agreeing to serve in this capacity.

The Campaign General Chairs are:

Scott and Maureen Petty

Philip and Gail Reedy

Robert and Jeanne Sullivan

In addition to these leaders, we have assembled an outstanding group of individuals and couples to serve as members of the Campaign Cabinet. They are currently recruiting additional campaign volunteers to help with the effort. Please give prayerful consideration to serving as a volunteer if you are asked. Thank you to everyone who has agreed to give of their time for this important effort.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For the Masses on August 11/12

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral,

The first phase of our parish capital campaign is off to a terrific start. Since our initial announcement, we have selected a theme and a campaign prayer, begun recruiting the campaign’s leadership and started work on all of the campaign materials.

I invite you to pray our campaign prayer to help direct us in this important project.

Prayer for the “Elevate” Campaign

Lord Jesus, you became part of the human family

When you took flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary

And shared family life with her and St. Joseph.

 

We thank you for your presence in our parish family.

Guide us as once you guided the first Holy Family

In the spiritual and structural restoration of our parish.

 

May we respond with faith and trust in you.

Send your spirit to enkindle our hearts

And complete your work in us. Amen.

 

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For the Masses on August 4/5

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family Cathedral,

Plans are underway in preparation for our capital campaign here at Holy Family Cathedral. We recently published information in the bulletin that outlined the reasons for this campaign and the strong support for it from parishioners who participated in the planning study. The Steier Group has been hired to manage the campaign for us and we have been working with them the past several weeks preparing for its launch.

I am pleased to announce that the theme of the campaign is “Elevate. A Campaign for Our Cathedral.” One of the definitions of elevate is, “to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level.” This captures very succinctly what we are challenged to do every day here at Holy Family Cathedral, raise ourselves to a higher spiritual level. We hope to use this campaign as another way to help us do that.

Over the next few weeks you will be getting more information about the campaign and details about our proposed projects. As we make our preparations for this campaign, please pray with me for its success.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Jovita


For the Masses on June 2/3

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family Cathedral,

I would like to thank everyone who has participated in the planning study for the cathedral. The response has been strong, but we are still looking for input from everyone in our community. Completing the survey will take just a few minutes.

The deadline to return your completed survey is June 8 You may return your survey to the office or place it in the offertory basket at any of the Masses.  

You may also complete the survey online by going to steiergroup.com/survey, clicking on The Cathedral of the Holy Family and entering the password: cathedral. 

Again, thank you for your feedback and for participating in this important effort.

Gratefully,

Very Rev. Jovita C. Okonkwo

Rector


For the Masses on May 26/27

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family Cathedral,

You may be aware that we are conducting a comprehensive survey of the cathedral. The purpose of the survey is to help gauge support for the following projects that are being considered:

  • Renovation of the cathedral lower level and the installation of an elevator
  • Tuckpointing, washing and sealing of leaky areas on the exterior of the cathedral
  • Construction of a multi-use activity center

I would like to thank everyone who has already participated in the study. Your thoughts are extremely valuable to us during this planning process. I encourage everyone that has not responded to do so. Your input will help us make an informed decision regarding our plans for Holy Family Cathedral.  

We hope to have all surveys completed by June 8. You may return your survey to the office or place it in the offertory basket at any of the Masses.

You may also complete the survey online by going to steiergroup.com/survey, clicking on The Cathedral of the Holy Family and entering the password: cathedral.

Gratefully,

Very Rev. Jovita C. Okonkwo

Rector

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