Heron Lake’s Sacred Heart Parish will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its church building in 2020; help us raise $250,000 for upgrades
Thanks to our pioneering ancestors committing to their faith in God, they built a church often called the Cathedral of the West. We praise the generations of families for their faith and support. We are seeking your faith and support now so we can prepare our church for this centennial celebration. As you can imagine, after nearly 100 years our church building needs some improvements. Thanks to the generosity of many, we have improved our church adding an elevator, adding a handicap accessible entrance to the church and basement, fixing roof leaks, added natural gas heating and more.
Pews need refinishing after decades of use, plus the kneelers need to be replaced.
We are exploring adding central air conditioning as new technology has become more affordable. This year round conditioned environment would also help our beautifully decorated walls and heavenly ceiling’s artwork once restored, to last longer.
We hope that your Catholic faith celebrated at Sacred Heart through the sacraments has helped you grow. Think back to your marriage vows, the baptism of your child or grandchild, watching the child grow through the sacraments of reconciliation and first communion and yes, the tears of sadness from death of a loved one moving to be with Jesus. Help us bestow these same blessings on today’s and future generations by caring for our beloved Sacred Heart church. Make a one-time or monthly donation to the Sacred Heart Building Foundation using the enclosed response coupon; consider a pledge to a yearly donation to Sacred Heart Building Foundation for the next five years, set up provisions in your estate to remember your faith and pray for our year-long fundraising efforts to prepare for the 100th anniversary of this Sacred Heart church building. Volunteer your time to serve on the committees that will guide this renovation. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-793-2357.
We thank you for your contribution or pledge and the support of your faith family’s foundation. We encourage you to also share this letter with extended family members who may want to help celebrate and remember the roots of their faith ancestry at Sacred Heart. Otherwise, e-mail or include a note and we would be happy to mail this brochure to them. As we look toward heaven and through the ornate stained glass windows provided by our ancestors, we pray that you can help ensure the future of this church.