UPDATE ON LAND ACQUISITION AND PARISH EXPANSION February 8-9,2014
Dear Parishioners and Friends:
As you are aware, we originally sought your financial support and prayers to acquire land necessary to construct a church and school facility large enough to accommodate our growing parish's needs.
Since we began this process back in September,we have explored several options for purchasing nearby properties for this purpose. Despite our best efforts,we have not been able to acquire property at a reasonable price that would enable to both acquire the land and leave us with sufficient funds to develop the church and school facility that our parish deserves.
We have been working with the Diocese of Phoenix to explore our options,and we have determined that our best alternative is to engineer a new facility on our own parish property that expands our capacity and meets our needs for the future. This would not only put our existing parish property to its highest and best use,but would also meet our obligation to be good and responsible stewards by using parish resources directly for the planning and construction of this project,rather than on the high costs of land acquisition.
In the upcoming months,as we develop the master plan, we will be providing you with more details about how this exciting project will look.
I look forward to your continued support of our Lady of Guadalupe Parish as we move forward together. Please continue to fulfill your pledges and keep OLOG in your prayers.
With thanks and togetherness in Christ, I am sincerely yours,
Fr. Craig W.M. Friedley