On a cold snowy day in late November 2016, the parishioners of Jesus the King Church
on Lyndhurst Drive were dealt a devastating blow. A structure fire had gutted the church, including the altar, a few short weeks before Christmas. In what was left of the church, black soot darkened all surfaces and water from the sprinklers soaked everything. Since then, our church has been sitting vacant and unusable. The insurance proceeds were insufficient to restore the building to its original condition, making it unable to meet the needs of our growing parish for a church and a community centre for regular gatherings.
In a very real way, the future of Jesus the King parish was in question. After weighing its options, the parish council decided to demolish the existing structure and rebuild a new church with space for community gatherings. With construction drawings and a building permit application underway, the long and arduous task of raising capital is ahead of us.
Our objective is to raise approximately $5 million and it is only through the generosity of people like you, along with our parishioners and friends, that we will achieve our goal. A large capital campaign initiative such as this one cannot be successful without a united effort. Since the fall of 2016, proceeds from community and church events such as the summer Lebanese festivals and the Christmas parties, have been directed towards the Church Building Fund.
It is by coming together as a community and raising funds through actions like this first annual Jesus the King Golf Tournament, that we can reach our objective together.
St Francis of Assisi said: ‘For it is in giving that we receive’. May God bless you and your families
for all your contributions and generosity, as much in the past, and now as we build our new church together.
On behalf of the Golf Tournament Committee, thank you! Your gifts are truly appreciated.
Father Ibrahim El Haddad, bso
Date: Tuesday June 4, 2019
Registration: 11:00 AM
$250 / Golfer
Lunch - Green Fee
Cart with GPS - Dinner
Make sure to download and fill the registration form and send it to us.
Add in the note section "JTK Golf Tournament" when finalizing your payment.
Thank You for your generosity!
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