Having completed three years here at St. Margaret of Scotland, the values identified in the parish’s mission statement are very evident to me. We are all encouraged by the positive progress St. Margaret is making as a vibrant and growing faith community. Praise be God! Keeping the grace of this momentum going is important. At the same time we need to anticipate new directions for the future. In recent months I have been conversing with the parish staff, the Parish Council, the Finance Committee and the School Board about our priorities and the challenges we have keeping pace with our growth. With their endorsement, I announce to you my plan to increase the staffing of St. Margaret of Scotland Church with two key roles: a Coordinator of Faith Formation and a Director of Development. Let me describe the genesis for each position and what will be involved in these roles.
The Faith in Our Future campaign will help ensure that the legacy of excellence in Catholic education in the center of the city remains strong well into the future. See the attached Case Statement for comprehensive information on the projects that are proposed, artists’ renderings of the building and grounds we hope to construct, and many points of pride for our parish community regarding our contribution to the stability of our neighborhood and the positive impact St. Margaret of Scotland Parish and School have on life in the City of St. Louis.