Strengthening Our Parishes
Our parishes are beacons of hope. They bring light to our neighborhoods and provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to worship God, explore human questions of ultimate meaning, and grow together in community.
Our parishes are our spiritual homes. In these sacred spaces, we join to celebrate the Eucharist, share in the sacramental life of the Church, and experience meaningful fellowship — allowing us to grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.
While our faith communities are much more than physical structures, the quality of these buildings speaks volumes about how we prioritize serving and welcoming families and the greater community. Many parishes have had to defer proper maintenance and upkeep to prioritize more urgent needs. Given the importance of these spiritual homes, we must unite to invest in necessary improvements.
The largest share of Called to Renew funds will be allocated for parish needs. A general investment fund will be created to help parishes in distressed communities address critical needs beyond their financial resources.
Allow our parish to address critical needs so we may fulfill God’s mission to serve and love our neighbors.
Make urgent, strategic facility improvements and repairs to parishes and schools across the Archdiocese.
Provide our faith community with the resources needed to build God’s kingdom for the next generation