remember our past

PROTECT OUR FUTURE

We are on a mission to cherish and protect our church and it’s history.

This stunning cathedral is second only to the beautiful people who are committed to their faith and their community.

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When a church closes, we lose a community anchor and people lose a part of their history. We’re fighting to protect St. Paul.

Lay Leadership

Lay leaders have re-opened the church, managed food drives, fought social injustice, and are raising money to protect our parish.

$200K goal

COVID-19 took a toll on our parish. Without our hall rentals and in-person masses, our income dropped while our expenses remained.

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Partnerships

We seek to be an anchor in the community, where all are welcome to work toward faith formation and protect the neighborhood.

The Road to $200K

remember our past, protect our future

This church is more than a building. It has a long Chicago history, but more importantly – it is a part of the fabric of so many lives. The founders of this church were German immigrant volunteers who built this structure with their bare hands. Many obstacles stood in their way.

we are facing obstacles now...

We too are facing obstacles, today. Churches are closing in the city and a pandemic has destroyed our financial stability. Our lay leaders rallied to “right the ship,” but we are far from where we need to be.

with our founders' spirit...

It will be with our founders’ spirit that we embark on this campaign. Made up of volunteers, our committee will protect St. Paul. We will tell the stories of those that came before us and guarantee a future for those who will follow.
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The Plan

Support from people…

100 People, $1,000 EACH

Contribute to our future. Honor the people of your past. Let us tell their story.

We are building our website to share your stories. Also, throughout the year, our committee will be hosting virtual and in-person events, centered around telling the stories of our past. We are asking 100 people for $1,000.

Custom Webpage Honoring Your Loved One

Your family’s custom webpage will be live on our website through November 1, 2021 AND will include:

  • Audio storytelling of your loved one and their place in the history of the church OR your life OR in the community
  • Photo collage of images sent in
  • Customizable background image
  • Guaranteed placement until November 1st, 2021

Special Placement in our Events all Year!

  • Day of the Dead celebration
  • Special Masses
  • Virtual Reunion Mass for parishioners fo the past

Support from businesses and organizations…

50 Businesses, $2,000 EACH

Support an anchor in the community.
Support the people you serve!

We know that when a church closes, the entire community suffers. Regardless of faith beliefs, St. Paul is GOOD for your COMMUNITY. We host food drives, work with youth, engage in social justice, and build lasting relationships with area businesses and organizations. We are committed to being a beacon in the city where all are welcome. Help protect this anchor in our neighborhood!

Placement on our Website thru 11.1.2021

Your family’s custom webpage will be live on our website through December 31, 2021 AND will include:

  • Audio storytelling of your loved one and their place in the history of the church OR your life OR in the community
  • Photo collage of images sent in
  • Customizable background image
  • Guaranteed placement until November 1st, 2021

Placement on our Website thru 11.1.2021

Your family’s custom webpage will be live on our website through November 1, 2021 AND will include:

  • Audio storytelling of your loved one and their place in the history of the church OR your life OR in the community
  • Photo collage of images sent in
  • Customizable background image
  • Guaranteed placement until December 31, 2021