Fr. Brian Slezak, the pastor of Holy Family Parish, a Roman Catholic Church located in Little Falls, NY, announced at weekend Masses that an anonymous and generous donor will match donations up to $100,000 to the Parish’s Rebuild & Renew Restoration Campaign, from November 1 to December 31, 2023.

“This matching campaign is an incredible opportunity and challenge presented to Holy Family Parish,” said Slezak. “Not only has Holy Family Parish, previously St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s School, been a foundation for the Catholic faith, education, and community support in Little Falls within the past 175 years, but our rich history and majestic cathedral footmark enriches the historical and beautiful landscape of the City of Little Falls as an integral part of Main Street.”

“To make this a success and in the spirit of the season of giving, I am counting on parishioners, along with our generous community, to give a gift to the campaign during these last two months of the year. I would also ask our supporters to call or text family and friends so they know about this amazing opportunity to support Holy Family,” said Slezak.

Holy Family’s Renew & Rebuild Campaign began in May and has raised over $125,000 to date. The goal is to raise $300,000 to support important projects such as protecting the church’s precious windows, fixing the bell tower, security, replacing a boiler, and repairing a parking lot, among others.

Slezak explained, “Previous parishioners were called to pay for the construction of our beautiful church and other parish buildings — generations since then have been called to maintain them. As with all man-made structures, the passing of years causes deterioration and a need for maintenance. Our aging buildings are no different. We are the stewards of all that has been faithfully given and accomplished with current and past generations.”

“We praise the Lord for our beautiful church and the help He is sending us. Any gift would be greatly appreciated. By completing the designated projects, we will ensure quality and lasting value to our facilities for use by current and future generations. I look forward to what we can accomplish together,” Slezak concluded.

Those interested in supporting the campaign can find more information regarding Rebuild & Renew and/or donate online at holyfamilylittlefalls.org or send a check payable to Holy Family Capital Campaign to 763 E. Main Street, Little Falls, NY 13365. Individuals with questions can contact Fr. Slezak at (315) 823-3410.