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The Dream

The Dream

Why a new church for OLPH?

Our current church was built in the 1960’s. This is over 50 years ago. We have enjoyed its attributes for decades. It is obvious that the Santa Clarita Valley’s population is not what it was in 1960’s. The area has enjoyed tremendous growth and so has our parish. Within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, OLPH is considered a large parish, serving a large number of Catholics in the Santa Clarita Valley. Yet, of the three parishes serving the valley, we are the only parish that has not addressed its current and projected growth needs. We were once the “mother” church (assisting in the building of St. Clare and St. Kateri) and now it is our time.

We have limited seating compared to the number of families we serve. Once an auditorium reaches 80% seating capacity, the organization it serves tends to stop growing. Yes, Masses are not always full weekly. However, most have reached this 80% rule. If we wish to remain faithful to Christ’s mission of reaching others with the Gospel (Matt. 28:19-20), let’s make room for more and continue to grow our parish. It’s time we enlarge our church, improve our facilities and prepare for the future. Let us pass on what was once left for us.

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