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Restore His House Campaign Update

campaignupdate052119Generous commitments and thoughtful consideration are making an impact at Holy Annunciation Parish at St. Gabriel’s Church.  As of the weekend of May 25 and 26, the campaign has surpassed 60% of its initial goal with $752,815 pledged toward the $1,250,000 needed to complete our first phase.

Participation is key.  There is still $497,185 to raise, and while that is a significant amount of money, there are more than 1,100 registered families who are considering a gift.  Together, with each doing what they can, we can successfully meet our most immediate and pressing needs.

Each family is challenged to think of what it can do over time to make a difference.  Would a gift of $50 per month be possible?  If so, that’s a $1,800 gift over a three-year period.  If $100 were possible, your contribution would raise to $3,600 over the same period. 

Please consider how you can help.  Every gift joins with others to collectively make a difference.  As with so many things that better our lives, it’s not what we accomplish alone that defines us, but what we do together that matters.  We ask that you join with your fellow parishioners in completing and returning your pledge as soon as possible.

Annuciation Parish announces capital campaign for St. Gabriel's Church restorations

Annunciation Parish has announced a $1,250,000 capital campaign to address the most critical of structural needs of St. Gabriel’s Church in Hazleton, Father Mariusz Beczek announced.

The campaign, called Restore His House, will make structural repairs to the exterior of the Church. Work includes masonry repairs and restorative maintenance to the windows and roof.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, the current St. Gabriel’s Church is the largest Catholic Church in the city of Hazleton.

“While the repairs will maintain our worship space, this work is also critical to the community ministry we provide,” Fr. Beczek said.

The church is a high French Gothic Revival steel frame building clad in pink granite ashlar with Indiana limestone trim. It features twin bell towers with triple entrance portals at the front façade. This architectural masterpiece boasts stained glass windows that are amongst the finest examples of religious art in the country. In 2000, Monsignor Michael Delaney oversaw a capital campaign which restored and repaired the interior of St. Gabriel’s to its original grandeur.

The campaign was announced by Fr. Beczek at all Masses the weekend of April 13 and 14. In announcing the project, he also shared that $500,000 has already been raised toward the goal.

Those interested in learning more about the project and of ways to support the effort should contact Fr. Beczek, or co-chairs Tom Kennedy and Juan Peralta through the parish office.