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St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey

FTMM Update-2016-04-10

April 10, 2016

To all of the good people and friends of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 

As many of you may have heard, a major endowment campaign is currently underway at our parish and throughout the Diocese of Trenton.  Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing answers to some good and important questions that we have been hearing from our parishioners: 

How is this campaign different than the Annual Catholic Appeal? 

The Faith to Move Mountains Campaign is a response to long-term and extraordinary needs, while the Annual Catholic Appeal helps to fund the day-to-day operating expenses of the diocese.  A major objective of the campaign is to establish new or increase existing endowments to offset anticipated increases in expenses over the long-term.  For instance, 44% of our current priests will be eligible for retirement over the next 10 years alone! This is an expense that our Diocese’s ordinary income cannot address.  

  Annual Catholic Appeal Faith to Move Mountains
Purpose Fund the day-to-day operating
expenses of the diocese
Create endowments to
permanently empower our
Church to serve future
generations of Catholics and 
address long-term needs
Goal $7 million $75 million

Average Gift or
Pledge Size (as
of April 2015



Pledge Period 12 months 3 - 5 years

These endowments, on the other hand, will strengthen and empower our Church to stand prepared to serve future generations of Catholics.  To do this requires an extraordinary campaign in which each Catholic is asked to support above their annual giving to both the parish offertory and the annual appeal. 

Over the next two months, everyone in the St. Catherine of Siena Parish community will be invited to participate in the Faith to Move Mountains Campaign.  It is my hope that during this time, our entire community will join together and support this blessed effort for our Diocese and our parish.  I encourage those who have been contacted or met with to prayerfully reflect over your commitment to this effort and respond at your earliest convenience.  As we continue our efforts, I ask all of you to pray for our success and participate to what your means allow for the future of our Church. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! 

God bless, 
Father Angelito   


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