Your Parish: The Place of Encounter with Christ
From attending mass each week to learning about your faith in small groups, the parish is your family of faith. Made up of men and women of all ages and backgrounds, it is here where we encounter Christ in a powerful way, together. Together, let us join to stand up and support our parish communities.
Direct Parish Support
arishes across our Diocese are responding to the exponential growth we are witnessing in our own communities.
This translates to improving our churches, expanding our facilities, strengthening our adult faith formation and evangelization efforts, and investing in the religious education of our children.
Every community has unique needs and the Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante Campaign supports those needs. Thirty-five cents of every dollar given to the campaign will be returned to the donor’s parish. These returned monies will give pastors and parish leaders the opportunity to minister to the unique needs of their community.
Questions About What Your Parish Will Receive
Projects such as making improvements to a parish hall or installing a more efficient air conditioning unit may not seem like “evangelization” at first glance. The truth is that they allow parishioners and visitors to enter into Mass or events held at the parish in comfort. People will want to return!
We are thankful for your ongoing support to the parish, and for your commitment to what the Church asks of us. On that same note, we are also called to help our greater community, and our parish is part of a larger community we call that Diocese. Bishop Olmsted is asking every Catholic in our Diocese to consider a sacrificial gift which is above and beyond our normal giving in order to respond to the extraordinary needs of the Church.
Each pastor and pastoral team will work hard to identify the unique needs of the parish. These will range from programs for evangelization to construction projects aimed at comfort and hospitality each and every Sunday. Out of every dollar raised, 35% will be given to the parish for these projects – even if the goal is exceeded!