After our acceptance of Pope Benedict's gracious offer to enter the Catholic Church in 2010 (90% of us said "yes" ) St. John the Evangelist parish worked out a lease agreement with the Anglican diocese of Calgary to remain in the building that has been our home for exactly 100 years. As the lease will conclude on December 31st 2016, we have the opportunity to remain in our "home" by opting to buy the church for $1,685,000.00 . Even though we are a small parish of roughly 130 families, this indeed is our hearts' desire! As such, we would like to raise enough money so that we can have mortgage payments that are manageable. Through much effort , generosity and prayer we've raised almost $700,000 so far. Will you help us reach our goal? We would be so grateful!