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THANKSTOYOURSUPPORTAGROWINGPARISHCOMMUNITYINDEERPARKWASHINGTONHASANEWHOME.In2004parishionersofSt.MaryPresentationParishbeganacampaigntoraisemoneyforanewchurchandparishfacilitiesx14aplanthatwasdecadesinthemaking.TheirchurchoriginallybuiltwiththehelpofCatholicExtensionfundingcouldnolongeraccommodatethegrowingCatholiccommunityoritsministries.OnSundaysreligiouseducationclasseswereheldinanearbygarage.x1cWewerestretchedtothelimitx1dsaidGeorgeBaconaparishionerforeightyears.RespondingtotheirneedCatholicExtensiondonorsbroughtSt.Maryx19sfundraisingeffortstocompletionwithagenerousgiftthex0nal50000neededtobreakgroundonanewchurch.Theimpactwasinstant.x1cPeoplewerecheeringandcryingandjustshockedthatanybodywouldthinkoflittleoldSt.Maryx19sx1dexplainedparishionerDonnaGyllenhammer.Yourinvestmentinx1clittleoldSt.Maryx19sx1dwasananswertoaprayerforparishionerswhohadsaveddiligentlyforsomanyyears.YourgiftsareawonderfuldemonstrationthatweasCatholicsareallunitedinfaithnomatterwhereGodplantsus.SaidFatherAlGrasharPastorx1cTheimportanceofthisforuswastoseeasparishionersthatthereareothersthatareinterestedinhelpingustobuildourdreamstobuildournewchurch.x1dAPRIESTforoverfortyyearsMonsignorJosephCurleyknowstheimportanceofbuildingvibrantfaithcommunities.WhileleadinghisownparishinCentereachNewYorkMsgr.CurleybegansupportingCatholicExtensionsothathecouldhelpotherstrugglingCatholicsacrossAmerica.RecentlyhedecidedtoextendhisyearsofsupportbymakingaprovisionforCatholicExtensioninhiswill.IndoingsoMsgr.CurleyjoinsthemanyothermembersofourLegacyClubwhowillignitelastingchangeforgenerationstocome.LEFTAnewchurchistheanswertoyearsoffundraisingforparishionersatSt.MaryPresentationParishinDeerParkWashington.TOPRIGHTFormanyyearsthesizeofthechurchstix0edparishministries.BOTTOMRIGHTTheparishhasexperiencedarenewedsenseofcommunity.LEAVINGALEGACYCATHOLICEXTENSION2011ANNUALREPORT9inCommunity