Give Generously

Give Generously

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of your produce; Then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow. – Proverbs 3:9-10 


This week our efforts saw the addition of more than $2 million through personal visits, receptions, and Commitment Weekend appeals.  Families across the diocese are deciding to invest in the future of our diocese through gifts of all sizes.  At St. Joseph in Kannapolis, a volunteer shared a story of how God blesses those who give sacrificially to Him.


“My husband was worried about us making a pledge to this campaign, since we have one daughter in college, and another starting college next year.  I reminded him that God has always blessed us when we give to the church.  One month money was tight and we didn’t have anything extra to spare.  But, I insisted we still give our regular offering to the church, even if it meant doing without.  The next week when I received my paycheck, there was an extra $1,000 included as a surprise bonus.  I knew that was God showing that He would always take care of us.”


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

Thanks to the generosity of 67 families at St. Thomas Aquinas in CharlotteFr. Patrick Winslow welcomed more than $150,000 during the Commitment Weekend appeal.  Parishioners will have one last opportunity to make decisions during Mass before St. Thomas Aquinas concludes its campaign.

The parish community at St. Francis of Assisi continues to support the Forward in Faith, Hope and Love campaign in Mocksville, after Commitment Weekends. Fr. John Starczewski received additional commitments of $37,500!

St. Paul the Apostle in Greensboro concluded its participation in the effort by receiving an additional $94,387 in pledge commitments. Fr. Joe Mack thanks the 96 families who committed to the future of the parish, bringing in a total of $400,854.

The campaign at St. Mark in Huntersville surpassed 50% of its aggregate goal with the participation of just 10% of the parish family! Over the next several weeks, St. Mark will continue to publicize the good works of the effort and host its first Commitment Weekend.

Fr. Tri Truong welcomed an additional $26,600 from 24 families to bring St. Joseph Vietnamese in Charlotte to129% of its goal. Through the generosity of 315 households, St. Joseph will be able to build a cemetery and columbarium on the parish campus.