Generous and Willing to Share

FFHL Logo November 11, 2013
Generous and Willing to ShareThis week, the Campaign reaches another milestone – funds raised have exceeded 1/3 of the diocesan goal of $65 million with just seven parish campaigns completed! May God bless the faithful throughout the Diocese who have so generously supported this important initiative and may the Holy Spirit inspire those who are yet to be asked to participate in building God’s Kingdom.
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasures for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” – 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Campaign Statistics
The Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love effort continues to see consistent and steady progress, raising an additional $1,442,611 this week.
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Good News
Block IFamilies at St. Margaret Mary in Swannanoa were introduced to Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love during special receptions held after Mass. Fr. Matt Leonard shared that this effort was an opportunity to answer God’s call to stewardship and share their blessings. Twenty-seven families responded to Fr. Matt’s invitation, raising a total of $155,840 in just one weekend and bringing St. Margaret Mary to 43% of its target goal of $360,000.St. James in Hamlet received four additional gifts to the campaign, bringing them to over 70% of their goal in just three weeks of visiting with parishioners. Fr. Jean Pierre Swamunu Lhoposo is excited to be able to share the Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love initiative with his parishioners, emphasizing all of the broader ministries it will be impacting.Immaculate Heart of Mary in High Point welcomed its second six-figure gift to the campaign. Fr. Vince Smith sends gratitude to his dedicated Ambassadors and generous parish families for answering his call to be leaders in our faith community. Immaculate Heart of Mary looks to open the second floor of their Parish Life and Education Center to allow more students to enjoy a Catholic education.Fr. Paul Dechant at Holy Cross in Kernersville hosted a special reception to share the components of Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love with Spanish speaking families at the parish. Families were excited by the Multicultural Ministries Endowment which enables the diocese to assist more than 12,000 people annually. As our faith family continues to grow, this ministry will continue to support all ethnic communities and serve as a resource to incoming members of our Church.

Immaculate Conception’s campaign in Hendersonville, led by Frs. Martin Schratz and Robert Williams, has made a strong commitment to recruit Ambassadors for the campaign. To date, the parish has the largest campaign team, led by over 16 active visitors. The campaign team hopes to visit with over 400 families at the parish.

Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-370-6299 ext. 2200