Since 2008, St. Anthony’s Parish community has been working tirelessly towards the creation of a parish centre. The continued efforts and support of the parish have buoyed this project through the years, and truly represent the generosity that those of this community possess.
But, in 2015, an obstacle appeared in our path: we found out the older part of the school and the church was not up to seismic code, and as a result, the initial fundraising goal of $3 million for Phase 1 has now risen to $5.5 million.
Though we have already raised $1.5 million, we still need an additional $1.25 million before being allowed to begin construction — a daunting task, truly, but not impossible.
It is easy to see only the numbers and think, “Give us a break! You’re asking for too much.” But here's what this parish centre means for the community once it has been built:
- Our children will have a safe environment to learn in and a gym to play in.
- Parish ministries can stop scrambling for meeting spaces.
- Our community will have a place to hold Mass when the church undergoes eventual replacement.
So, instead of giving up and asking for a break, what this caring, Christ-centred community can do is join hands, help out, and “Give St. Anthony a Brick”.
Sample of brick denominations and panel
Chance to Win for Early Brick Donors Draw contest!
Donations through Brick campaign submitted before 2:00 PM on October 28, 2018 have a chance to win brick contest! If you donate a brick, you could win a brick of the same denomination.
Participate now to avoid disappointment!
Full Contest Rules
How to Enter
One entry per brick donated before 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
Contest is open to anyone (including brick sellers) who donates a $500- size brick or $1000-size brick or $5000-size brick.
Description of Prizes
If the winner donates a $500-size brick, the prize is a one-size-up upgrade. If the winner donates a $1000-size brick, the prize is an additional $1000-size brick. If the winner donates a $5000-size brick, the prize is an additional $5000-size brick.
Procedure for Awarding Prizes
One winner per draw. Random draws will be held at 2:00 PM on 25-Mar-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 27-May-2018, 24-Jun-2018, 29-Jul-2018, 26-Aug-2018, 30-Sep-2018 and 28-Oct-2018.
Winners will be notified by telephone and email. Winners will be emailed a prize claiming form that must be filled out and returned to the parish office within 14 days.
Non-winning entries from previous draws are carried over into subsequent draws but winning entries are not. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of bricks sold at time of designated draw dates. Contest closes at 2:00 PM on 28-Oct-2018. Winners must answer a skill-testing question. Prizes are non-transferable. Winners must give written consent to giving personal contact information to St. Anthony of Padua Parish for administrative purposes. Winners must give written consent to having his/her name and/or photo and/or voice possibly used by parish for promotional purposes for parish centre fundraising campaign free of charge. Prizes must be accepted as-is. If the prizes cannot be awarded as described in these rules, the parish reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion. Refusal to accept the prizes releases the contest parties from any obligation towards the winners. St. Anthony of Padua Parish reserves the right to amend contest rules or terminate contest.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the "Give St. Anthony a Brick” campaign?
The campaign is a method of raising money for St. Anthony’s Parish Centre Project by seeking donations for symbolic engraved bricks.
How much are the donations for the bricks?
Donations for bricks come in denominations of $500, $1000, or $5000, depending on the size. Bigger bricks come with more character spaces for messages.
How do I make a donation for a brick?
Donations for bricks can be made using credit cards or cheques, but cash is not accepted. Both donation methods can be spread out over a period of time to a maximum of 5 installments.
Do I get a tax receipt if I make a donation for a brick?
Yes, you receive a tax receipt because it is a donation to the parish. Immediately after you make a donation for a brick, you will receive a transaction receipt and in February of the following year, the parish will issue you a tax receipt.
When can I make a donation for a brick?
Donations for bricks are being accepted now but the “Give St. Anthony a Brick” campaign runs until the end of October 2018.
What is the Early Bird Contest?
People who make a brick donation before 2:00 PM on October 28, 2018 have a chance to win a bigger brick or an additional brick. Making a donation for a brick earlier gives you more chances to win. Full contest rules are available on the website listed below.
From whom can I make a donation for a brick?
There are official brick campaigners who have been issued an official name tag and transaction receipts. In the parish, the campaigners are available in the vestibule after weekend Masses to answer questions and to take pledges. In the school, the parent class supervisors are the campaigners. Donations for bricks can also be made at the parish office.
What will the bricks look like and where will they be displayed?
A sample of the bricks is displayed in the glass case in the vestibule of the church. The final ones will be displayed in the hallway of the new parish centre, just outside of the gymnasium.
Are there other ways to donate other than making a donation for a brick?
Yes, donations in any amount are appreciated. For those who wish to donate larger amounts of money, the parish is also seeking donations for Naming Rights to parking spaces, classrooms, and other rooms. Ask a brick campaigner for more details.
Where can I get more information?
Visit the campaign website https://stanthonyvan.com/ministries/give-st-anthony-a-brick-br or speak to a campaigner after Mass on weekends or visit the parish office.
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https://stanthonyvan.com/ministries/give-st-anthony-a-brick-br or speak to a campaigner after Mass or parish office.