St. Patrick’s Day | Capital Campaign
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I, David, think back to my Hogan ancestors, O’hogain, originally, who immigrated from Ireland. While they settled in Pittsburgh, not New York, their Catholic faith was as important to them as it was to those Irish immigrants here in New York who sacrificed to build the Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole which we know today as our Parish, St. Ignatius Loyola.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our Capital Campaign, Your Parish, Your Home, we have continued this legacy. We have given our Parish an even stronger foundation for the future.
With the funds collected to date, the school, Church, and Wallace Hall have been made safe with the installation of fire suppression systems. A ramp into the Parish House was constructed for those with mobility issues and the Kelly Loggia allows for a well-lighted, safe and attractive entrance into Wallace Hall. An ADA-accessible bathroom has been constructed in Wallace Hall. The elevator is nearing completion and will allow those in need of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or unable to manage the stairs to have access to the Church and Wallace Hall.
We are very close to reaching our Campaign goal of $7.5 million. If you have not pledged, you still have the opportunity to be part of this historic event and pay it forward. Please help us cross the finish line.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
David and Patti Hogan