1917 * Centennial of St. Anthony of Padua Church * 2017
St. Anthony's is in the midst of a year-long celebration of the parish's inception in 1917. In November 2016, an inaugural Mass was celebrated with past clergy, religious and staff joining us.
June marked the feast of St. Anthony. To celebrate our patron, Bishop Folda celebrated Mass with us, followed by an all-school reunion, parish picnic and dance. Our centennial celebration will close with a Mass on November 18th, 2017.
Centennial Campaign Tops $750,000!
On May 6 – 7 St. Anthony launched the Centennial Campaign with two goals: (1) Remodel the sanctuary, paint the entire church interior, and clean and seal the wooden ceiling and beams. (2) initiate an endowment for the long-term financial future of the parish.
Goal. The Centennial Campaign has hit its goal of $750,000, with $450,000 earmarked for physical improvements, and $300,000 set aside for the endowment.
As of October 16 we have received $711,130.25 in gifts and pledges from 280 families. In addition, we now qualify for the entire Catholic Development Foundation matching grant of $45,000, bringing us to a GRAND TOTAL of $756,130.25!
Appreciation. "As I send out thank you letters every week, I am touched by the fact that most people 'do what they can'. The generosity of St. Anthony parishioners is a constant source of encouragement, because it speaks to their love for the Church." -Fr. Courtright
What will be your family legacy? Prompted by the Centennial Campaign, a few families have taken the opportunity to initiate a named family endowment to benefit St. Anthony. We’d love to explain more. Contact Deidra Lies in the parish office email@example.com or 701-237-6063. She will put you in touch with volunteers who can explain the benefits and process.
Special Tax Credits for Endowment Gifts. The state of North Dakota has generous tax credit incentives for planned gifts and gifts specifically restricted to endowments. Check with your tax advisor for details on how to make a qualifying gift. The Catholic Development Foundation web site provides an overview of the North Dakota Endowment Tax Credit at www.cdfnd.org/ndtaxcredit.
Church Painting Underway. The remodeling and painting crew began their work in the church on July 10. Work is coming along nicely. The ceiling has been cleaned and sealed, the scaffolding is now down, and work in the sanctuary continues. Mass will be celebrated in the social hall for a few more weeks.
Centennial Campaign Materials
Pledge forms and other materials are available in the gathering space of the church, or click a link below to download.