$65 Million Milestone Achieved!

$65 Million Milestone Achieved!

Today is an exciting day for the Diocese of Charlotte. Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love has surpassed $65 million in pledged commitments! More than 14,000 families have made gifts and pledges to our Church, making this a genuinely historic engagement of people in the life of the Diocese of Charlotte. Thank you to all the priests and generous families who have helped our Church through your prayers, diligent hard work, and extraordinary financial investments. Please know that your leadership and sacrifices are deeply appreciated.

One of the reasons that today’s financial accomplishment is so exciting is because so many parishes have used the campaign structure of Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love to address their own local financial needs. Dozens of parishes have exceeded their targets to the benefit of the parishes and the broader ministries.

While this is great news, we still have more money to raise to meet the stated goals of Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love for each case component. We look forward to the success of the parishes still actively campaigning to help complete the campaign in a manner that achieves each priority in full.

God bless all who donated their time, talent and treasure. You have been instrumental in realizing this historic achievement!

Campaign Statistics


*A portion of the Leadership Gifts Phase total raised is shared with parishes, therefore the overall total is less than the sum of the individual phases.

Individual parishes were offered the opportunity to set a challenge goal over and above their FFHL goal. In addition, parishes receive a benefit from surpassing their regular FFHL goal. All dollars raised are included in these totals.

* Retired, but pastor when campaign was conducted.

Good News

Block Two

 St. Peter in Charlotte welcomed gifts totaling more than $130,000 during its Commitment Weekend.  Families in attendance were inspired to make sacrificial gifts to benefit not just St. Peter’s future, but also the 360,000 Catholics throughout western North Carolina.

Fr. Michael Buttner and Fr. Steve Hoyt completed their Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love campaign, which helped Holy Family in Clemmons garner more than $1,460,000 from 345 families. Holy Family looks forward to utilizing their share of funds to grow their youth ministry.

Fr. Frank O’Rourke celebrates the success of Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love at St. Gabriel in Charlotte, which secured more than $2,630,000 in five year commitments. The parish plans to use the more than $500,000 returning to St. Gabriel for parish ministries and general upkeep of the parish and school’s facilities.

The Leadership Team at St. Matthew in Charlotte hosted their first in-pew appeal. More than 250 families participated in Commitment Weekend raising an additional $723,342 towards the St. Matthew campaign target. A member of the Leadership Team expressed his appreciation to the generous members of the parish and spoke about the growing population, “This campaign was about the mission of our faith, right here in our hometown and throughout western North Carolina. We are blessed that our faith is growing here close to home.”

Fr. Carl Del Giudice and the Leadership Committee at Our Lady of Consolation in Charlotte look forward to sharing this transformative initiative with the greater parish families. The parish share will be used to continue making repairs and renovations to the campus.