On behalf of the people, parishes and programs that will benefit from Generations of Faith, I express my sincere gratitude and offer special Easter blessings to all.
As the pilot parish fund disbursement process is now underway in the diocese’s Generations of Faith campaign, the first group of pilot parishes were highlighted in last week’s edition of The Tablet.
Father Juan Gonzalez, S.M., wondered how his parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise Church in Prospect Lefferts Gardens would react to the Generations of Faith Campaign. Their response? “Enthusiasm and a lot of faith,” of course.
“When the parishioners see a real need, they will respond in any way they can,” said Father Barclay, pastor at St. Elizabeth’s parish.
Father Robert Ambalathingal has been pastor at St. Pius V, a 108-year-old Catholic Church in Jamaica, for close to three years.
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jamaica, far surpassed its goal of $490,000 with over $1,325,000 raised.
Father Miroslaw Podymniak, O.F.M. Conv., known as “Father Mirek” to his parishioners, has been the pastor at St. Adalbert for the past year and half. He loves his parish community and is enjoying getting to know its members through his work on the Generations of Faith campaign.
With less than a year under his belt, Father Vincentius Do, pastor, and parishioners have already begun work in Block 2 of the Generations of Faith campaign, which just kicked off this month.
Nearly 300 parishioners and priests from 70 parishes in the diocese joined together to kick-off Block 2 of the Generations of Faith capital campaign, which already has raised more than $65 million thus far for the diocese’s Catholic Foundation since launching just a year ago.
St. Joseph’s Church, Jamaica, went above and beyond the call for the Generations of Faith campaign by raising $170,045 from only 102 gifts!