St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey
April 3, 2016
To all of the good people and friends of St. Catherine of Siena Parish,
As you may have heard, a major campaign is underway at our parish and throughout the Diocese of Trenton. This week I will provide a brief overview of the campaign for each of you.
Faith to Move Mountains is a $75 million Diocesan-wide endowment campaign that will secure the resources needed to enable our Church to flourish for generations to come. Unlike the Annual Catholic Appeal, which addresses the day-to-day operating expenses of the Diocese, this campaign will establish endowments to respond to critical long-term needs and serve as a permanent and self-sustaining source of financial stability for the Diocese. Once established, the funds will continue to grow through the reinvestment of interest and earnings, as well as additional gifts. Through this, the endowments will provide support for the following needs in perpetuity:
Our Parishes: $30 million
In addition, 30% of the campaign funds that we raise toward our parish goal will be directed back to the parish for our own local needs! These parish projects are outlined below:
St. Catherine of Siena Church Building
The three large air-conditioning units are 20 years old and need to be replaced.
The bathroom in the chapel needs to be renovated and replaced.
The current rectory is over 50 years old, and has many maintenance issues that need to be addressed. In the coming weeks, I will share further details about the campaign for all of you. It is my hope that our entire community will join together and participate in this extraordinary effort for our Diocese.
In the meantime, anyone is welcome to approach me before or after Mass with any questions you may have. Thank you for your contiued prayers and support!
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