St. Anthony of Padua

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Give St. Anthony a Brick

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St. Anthony of Padua Parish
8891 Montcalm Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4R4
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Fundraising Progress Update

Click to download "Brick Pledge Form" - God bless!

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

Message from Fr. Justin Huang and Past CWL President

Click to download "Brick Pledge Form" - God bless!

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.

Eligibility

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.

General Rules

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.

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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.

经常问的问题:

什么是 “给圣安东尼一块砖”活动?

这项活动是为圣安东尼教区中心项目募集资金的一种方法,它采用像征性的砖块寻求捐款.该中心将建在目前的学校停车场,并将有一个体育馆,教室,音乐室,办公室,舞台,青年中心,老年人中心,厨房和地下停车场。它将举办教区活动,如煎饼早餐和社交聚会。此外当教区最终重建现有的教堂时,它将是一个临时的敬拜场所。从2015年的估计,建设该中心的总成本为550万美元,如开始建设工程,我们需要起码有一半的資金。 我们的目标是到2018年10月筹集125万元,以便我们能够在2019年6月开始建设。

砖块的捐款是多少钱?

砖的捐赠面额为500元,1000元或5000元,具体取决于大小。 更大的砖块有更多的讯息空间.

我如何为砖块捐款?

砖块捐赠可以使用信用卡或支票进行,但不接受现金。 这两种捐赠方式都可以在一段时间内分摊到最多5次分期付款。

如果我为砖块捐款,我可以收到税收收据吗?

是的,你收到税收收据是因为它是对教区的捐赠。在您为砖块捐款后,您将立即收到交易收据,并且在下一年的2月份,教区将向您发放税收收据。

我什么时候可以捐一块砖?

现在正在接受对砖块的捐赠,但“给圣安东尼一块砖”活动一直持续到2018年10月底。

什么是晨鸟比赛?

2018年10月28日下午2点之前进行砖捐赠的人有机会赢得更大的砖块或是多一砖块。越早为砖头捐款可以让你赢得更多的机会。完整的比赛规则可以在下面列出的网站上找到。

我可以从哪些人为砖块捐款?

有戴上官方名片在胸前的砖头活动人員和发出正式交易收据。在教区里,活动人员可以在周末弥撒后的前庭中回答问题和收集捐款承諾表格。 在学校里,家长监督员也是活动人員。 在教区办公室也可以捐赠砖头。

砖块会是什么样子?它们将显示在哪里?

在教堂前厅的玻璃柜中展示了砖块的样本。 最終砖块将显示在体育馆外的新教区中心的走廊上。

除了为砖块捐款外,还有其他捐赠方式吗?

有的,任何金额的捐赠都会受到欢迎。对于那些希望捐赠更多钱的人来说,教区也正在寻求捐款来获得停车位,教室和其他房间的命名权。 可以向砖头活动人員询问更多细节。

我在哪里可以获得更多信息?

https://stanthonyvan.com/ministries/give-st-anthony-a-brick-br or speak to a campaigner after Mass or parish office.