Campaign News and Announcements

Guidance In Giving is currently partnered with the following Catholic Dioceses and Parishes on their capital projects.

RECENT SUCCESSES

St. Joseph, Pekin, IL
St. Joseph’s new parish center is one step closer to reality thanks to an extremely successful campaign conducted in partnership with Guidance In Giving in the spring of 2022. The parish has raised almost $3 million, 174% of the GIG goal, during their Building Our Future Campaign.

St. Jude, Peoria, IL
St. Jude Parish will see their new church become a reality thanks to an enormously successful campaign conducted with Guidance In Giving in the fall of 2021. To date the parish has raised over $11.4 million on a goal of $8.5 million, which is over 134% of goal.

St. Anne, Southborough, MA
Congratulations to St. Anne’s Parish! The parishioners of St. Anne stepped up to the challenge and raised over $1.9 million, 213% of the GIG goal to expand the entry to their church and build a new Adoration Chapel during the capital campaign that was conduced in the spring of 2022.

Our Lady of the Angels, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Guidance In Giving partnered with Our Lady of the Angels parish in the spring of 2022 to raise over $4.4 million a new parish activities center, additional parking and a rectory. The parishioners responded positively every step of the way, and by the end of the campaign over 30% of the parish had participated, a number not so easily reached in Catholic fundraising, especially in a parish of their size.

Parish of the Holy Spirit, Keene, NH
Guidance In Giving partnered with the Parish of the Holy Spirit in Keene, NH for their Honoring The Past, Embracing Our Future capital campaign with incredible success in the summer of 2022! The campaign will fund the office relocation to and renovation of the rectory. It will also provide for much needed, building, grounds and parking lot repairs at each of its three church campuses and the St. Joseph (Keene) cemetery within the parish. More than 83% of the active parish has stepped up to participate in this remarkable effort, raising more than 150% of its target goal of $1.3M.

St. John Neumann, Columbia, SC
In 2018, St. John Neumann undertook their first capital campaign toward the construction of a new church and hall. Moving forward, in the spring of 2022 it was announced by Fr. Sandy McDonald a second capital campaign, Building Church Together, would be conducted in partnership with Guidance In Giving to secure the remaining funds needed to complete the plan. The Building Church Together campaign has raised an additional $3.1 million in pledges (103% of goal!), adding to the $4.1M in the bank, thus allowing St. John Neumann to start construction in early 2023.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Germantown, TN
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish partnered with Guidance In Giving in the spring of 2022 for a combined campaign with the Diocese of Memphis’ United in Faith Capital Campaign. The parish named their campaign United in Faith, United in Mission and they successfully raised $3.1 million (103% of goal!) for Sanctuary Beautification, Diocese of Memphis Capital Campaign Portion, Evangelization & Spiritual Growth and Catholic Education.

Diocese of Worcester, MA
The success of this diocesan campaign, raising over $32.5 million, with all the obstacles and challenges introduced by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two and a half years, is nothing short of miraculous. Led by the efforts of Bishop McManus, the pastors and administrators of the various parishes, diocesan and parish leaders and volunteers and, of course the donors and parishioners who gave their time, talent and treasure, the diocesan family of Worcester was not only able to meet, but ultimately surpass its goal. Guidance In Giving is honored to have had the opportunity as Counsel in providing direction and engagement throughout the entire campaign process from the initial feasibility study through the ultimate success of this historic campaign.

As of August 2022, parishes have received $7,230,798 back in parish shares. These funds are improving parish life throughout Worcester County as church properties are being renovated, ministries and service programs funded and the mission of the Catholic Church continues.

Dioceses

Diocese of Fargo, ND: Conducting a planning study for a potential Diocesan-wide capital campaign.

Diocese of Memphis, TN: As the Diocese of Memphis celebrates its 50th Anniversary, it prepares for the future with its capital campaign, United in Faith. The campaign will endeavour to raise $22,000,000 across the diocese. Key elements in this campaign include the Annual Catholic Appeal, Permanent Diaconate Endowment, Seminarian Education Endowment, Priest Retirement, Youth/College/Young Adult Ministry Endowment and funding to each individual parish.

RECENT CAMPAIGNS

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: Conducted a $150,000,000 Diocesan-wide capital campaign, IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission, to support renovations and modernization of St. Mary Seminary, Fund 3 Educational Endowments, Support Faith Formation and Fund Parish Needs.

Diocese of Laredo, TX: Conducted a Diocesan-wide capital campaign, Our Story, Our Faith, Our Cathedral to support the San Agustin Cathedral.

Diocese of Ogdensburg, NY: Conducted a Diocesan-wide capital campaign It’s Our Church, It’s Our Future

Diocese of Providence, RI: Conducted a $50 million Diocesan-wide capital campaign, Grateful For God’s Providence. The Campaign’s purpose is to provide greatly needed funding for several causes: the education of seminarians, support for retired priests, tuition assistance for Catholic Schools, support for Catholic charities and social ministry, funding for the preservation of the beautiful cathedral, and, very significantly, for the parishes, the communities where Catholics regularly experience and practice their faith.

Diocese of Providence, RI: Conducted the 2020 Annual Catholic Charity Appeal

Diocese of Oakland, CA: Design and manage the Bishops Appeal for the past five years with annual increases each year.

Archdiocese of Newark, NJ: Conducted a $90,000,000 capital campaign to raise funds for Seminarians Education, Priest Retirement, Catholic Schools and parish needs.

Diocese of Orange, CA: The For Christ Forever campaign has raised over $127,000,000 to date. The campaign case elements included the renovations to Christ Cathedral campus, Catholic education, local parish support, priests retirement and diocesan ministries.

Parishes

Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, WI
Holy Cross, West Fargo, ND
Holy Family, Galveston, TX
Holy Rosary, Medford, WI
Holy Spirit, Keene, NH
Church of the Nativity, Bartlett, TN
Our Lady of the Angels, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Germantown, TX
St. Ann, Southborough, MA
St. Angela Merici, Missouri City, TX
St. John Neumann, Columbia, SC
St. Jude, Peoria, IL
St. Mary, Jackson, TN
St. Patrick, Chatham, NJ
St. Therese of Carmel, San Diego, CA

29August, 2022

Many Languages, One Church

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Many Languages, One Church Multicultural Engagement is Paramount for Our Church Family The face of the Church is ever changing and ever evolving. One thing that doesn't change is our parish as our home and [...]

21June, 2022

Fighting the Summer Slump

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A Plan for Increased Engagement Ah, Summer. Vacations, BBQ, Family, Friends. But what about Mass? Every summer, we see a decline in Mass attendance. It is a fact of life that our parishioners, well, have [...]

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