We Stand With Christ Capital Campaign

 

WE STAND WITH CHRIST is a combined capital campaign of the Diocese of Bridgeport
working in tandem with 
its many parishes that was initiated to serve two distinct purposes:

     1. to fund endowments for 3 major Diocesan initiatives called
Foundations in Education, Foundations in Faith and Foundations in Charity;

     2. to fund major projects needed locally in the parishes.

 

Fifty percent (50%) of the pledges made from the St. Margaret Mary faithful up to
our goal of $720,835 (which includes $51,000 for this year's Annual Catholic
Appeal)
 will be shared directly with the parish. In addition, St. Margaret Mary
will retain 75% of any pledges received beyond that goal.

 

ST. MARGARET MARY'S MINIMUM GOAL: $720,835
ST. MARGARET MARY'S CHALLENGE GOAL: $975,000

 

St. Margaret Mary's most pressing project is to create a much-needed Parish Center to
provide a safe and healthy space for our parishioners to gather as they engage
in ministries, faith formation programs and community service opportunities.
The new building will encourage parish life to thrive in a much more welcoming
environment as we grow and prepare to welcome tomorrow's generations.

 

Rendering of St. Margaret Mary's new Parish Center
Click for more info on the new building

 

Due to the generosity of our parishioners, we have reached our minimum
fundraising goal of $720,835
and now will receive 75% of all further pledges! 
Any influx of extra funds will continue to support the building project as well as
help us to approach our challenge goal of $975,000. The challenge goal was established
 to take advantage of the immense opportunity provided by the campaign and will
prevent the necessity for future maintenance collections to cover other important near-term 
projects such as re-paving the parking lot and replacing the aging HVAC system.
 

 

 

All funds to this capital campaign will be raised by We Stand With Christ, Inc.,
a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation separate from the Diocese of Bridgeport.
The foundations will be overseen by a Board of Directors charged with ensuring
that the funds are used for their intended purposes.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL THE PARISH OFFICE
WITH ANY QUESTIONS
AT 203-924-4929

 

 

 

 

 

THE PLEDGE PROCESS

Mailed packets will have been sent to all parishioners to be received by October 1st at the latest. Please send your completed pledge form to the address included in your materials, bring to the parish office or alternately, 
make your pledge online at:
www.givecentral.org/wswc

In addition, October 27th/28th will be an in-pew Commitment Weekend for those who have not been able to make pledges up to that time or have not received any materials. This will mark the official conclusion of the We Stand With Christ Capital Campaign pledge phase.

Pledge payments may be made over a period of up to 5 years as noted on the pledge documents. Pledges and payments will be managed throughout the pledge redemption period by a third-party processing center which will send reminders according to the schedule you have chosen and issue acknowledgements for your gifts. 

You will have the opportunity to make your payments by:

  • credit card
  • EFT
  • check (payable to We Stand With Christ)
  • donating eligible securities can come at a significant tax benefit to you. To make a gift of stock, please call the number provided on your materials or the Parish Office at 203-924-4929 for instructions.

The success of our efforts depends on the generosity of your sacrificial gift in an amount over and above your regular support of our parish.

We hope that you will share in St. Margaret Mary's vision and help strengthen this community by prayerfully supporting this critical endeavor to ensure an even more vibrant future.



 

Thank you to the generous individuals who have
made a pledge to
We Stand With Christ!

 

 

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