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The One Heart, One Soul Campaign is an effort to renew and strengthen every Parish and Mission in the Diocese of Hamilton. By renewing Parishes with individual projects that benefit the Parish community they support, we are strengthening our Diocese as a whole, allowing us to share Christ with even more people.
A few years ago, Immaculate Conception Parish found itself with the problem of having considerable interest in many new ministries, enrichment offerings, and social events, but with no place to hold them. The present Parish hall is inadequate in size and usage, as well as uneconomical and structurally outdated. Parish Council concluded the One Heart, One Soul Campaign was the perfect opportunity to raise the funds needed to replace the current Parish hall with a comfortable and functional space to enrich Parish life.
Last year a conceptual design and layout of the proposed new Parish hall was drawn and reviewed. The concept has the potential for a ~100 seat capacity Parish hall. The new Parish hall would conceivably rest behind the present Parish hall. The present Parish hall would be removed upon completion of the new Parish hall and the area converted into parking spaces. The estimated cost of the construction is $244,000. The hall will consist of two main rooms, adequate washrooms, ample storage, and a kitchenette. The hall has the potential to host current and future events such as:
- Church meetings
- Parish BBQs
- Coffee socials
- Church ministry events
- Sacramental preparation
- Bible studies
- Vocational Bible School for children
- Men’s/Women’s retreats
- And many more…
Together we can make this project a reality and grow our Parish community. Above are links to our Parish’s webpage on the One Heart, One Soul Campaign website. You will find Fr. Anderson’s message and the parish case insert, as well as access to other parishes’ campaigns. You can also check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and finally if you so choose, can go online to make a pledge to the Immaculate Conception Formosa campaign.