Building on Tradition – A Vision for the Future
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Gifts from Retirement Accounts:
The 2010 Relief Act permits individuals age 70.5 or older to contribute up to $100,000 from a qualifying retirement account directly to a qualifying charity without recognizing the assets transferred to the charity as income.
Dear Parish Family and Friends,
The campus on which we live, worship and go to school, and the facilities which are ours, are gifts that have been entrusted to us. They are a legacy passed down from one generation to the next. They are a testament to the vision, courage, and great sacrifices made by our founding members, and those who have preceded us.
In 1952, the main building of Holy Family School, later to be named St. Anne School, was opened. Within 10 years, the convent for the Sisters of Mercy, which is now the Parish Center and Rectory, and an additional school building, were added. In 1958 the original building for a Catholic high school was built, and Pacelli High School opened. In 1981 the people of St. Anne Parish proudly built and consecrated a new Church. In the mid-1980s and early 2000s, we added a gymnasium, the Elena Amos Arts and Science building, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel and Visitation Hall. Also, in the year 2000, the St. Anne Middle School addition was finished and included a covered walkway, a bell tower for the Church, a new parking area and a new kitchen for the St. Anne School Cafeteria.
These facilities have served us well, and continue to serve us well. However, we recognize that some of our buildings are now close to 70 years old. I am so happy to say that both parish and school activities are vibrant and active. Accordingly, the buildings and facilities and their components begin to show the effects of constant use. To preserve the heritage that is ours, we need to take some prudent steps to ensure the future. To that end, with the support of the Diocese of Savannah, our Parish Council, Finance Council and School Board, we are beginning a capital campaign: “Building on Tradition – A Vision for the Future.”
The goal of the campaign is to raise $7,000,000. The money will be used to build a new early learning center and additional classrooms, relocate and improve our athletic facilities, install new technology in classrooms, and make much needed overall enhancements and improvements to the entire campus.
We need your help. We have all benefited greatly from the vision, the boldness and the generosity of those gone before. Now it is our turn to ensure a lasting foundation for the mission of our parish and school. I invite you to be a part of this important endeavor. Please be generous. Please pray for the continued growth of St. Anne Church and St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Jeremiah J. McCarthy