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                    [post_content] => An Excerpt from the Upcoming Living Our Mission Annual Report

 

Parishes are realizing profound and long-term benefits from the Living Our Mission capital and endowment campaign. The parishes will retain the majority of the funds raised, an estimated $64,967,000 of the nearly $103,952,000 raised, or 62.5%. To date, the Diocese has returned over $26,168,831 to the parishes through nine rounds of funding.

Parishes will use these funds in a variety of ways, including local construction projects, ministries, endowments and debt reduction. The key statistics below highlight how parishes are using their Living Our Mission money:
  • 139 parishes plan to use the money raised for construction or repairs
  • 42 parishes will fund ministries and outreach programs
  • 23 parishes are saving for the future by placing funds into endowments
  • 16 parishes allocated funds to reduce debt
Parish Construction and Repair Projects – By The Numbers:
  • $55,432,000 of the money raised is for new construction or repairs to existing buildings (The true impact is even larger. The actual cost of construction in the 139 parishes approaches $77 million.)
  • $9,172,000 is the largest construction project funded by the campaign - - St. Bede, Williamsburg
  • 23 parish construction projects exceed $1 million
  • 13 parishes are building new churches or making significant renovations to worship space
  • 6 parishes addressed emergency repairs to their building
As may be seen from the highlights above, the Living Our Mission campaign is providing critical funding in strategic ways. Income from the larger endowments of the Church provide a stable source of support for our clergy and other ministries which reduces the reliance on parish assessments - - a direct benefit to the parishes.
“If it weren’t for the Living Our Mission campaign, new and/or increased parish assessments would have been needed in order to address these financial challenges,” stated Michael J. McGee, Diocesan Chief Financial Officer.
Overall, this effort has brought about stronger parishes and a stronger Diocese - - better positioned to advance the mission, through Word, Worship, Community and Service.   [post_title] => Strengthening Our Parishes Through the Living Our Mission Campaign [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => strengthening-our-parishes-through-the-living-our-mission-campaign [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-06 16:23:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-06 16:23:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://livingourmission.org/?p=3690 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3686 [post_author] => 9 [post_date] => 2017-02-06 16:17:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-06 16:17:40 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_3687" align="alignnone" width="960"] Pictured from left to right are Lisa Gorton, Kim Chapman, Christa Blomstrom, Joyce Denton, Judy Hopkinson, Alfie Martinez-Coyle, Steve Branning, John Domingo, Bishop DiLorenzo, Lise Mikkelson, Nicole Lancour, Melissa Murtagh, Karen Melendez, Allison Welch and Tiffany Watson. Not pictured but commissioned was Jessica Ann McCoy.[/caption] On June 3, 2016, Bishop DiLorenzo commissioned the first group of lay leaders who completed the requirements for the four-year Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI). LEMI Is a comprehensive leadership training program for those who hold catechetical-related ministry leadership positions in the Diocese of Richmond. The purpose of Commissioning is to establish a formal relationship between the lay ecclesial minister and the Bishop, demonstrating to the community that these leaders have the Bishop’s confidence and trust. A Rite of Commissioning was celebrated in the context of a Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Bishop DiLorenzo was assisted by Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General, Msgr. Walter C. Barrett, episcopal Vicar for the eastern Vicariate, and Fr. Michael G. Boehling, Vicar of Vocations. Msgr. Patrick D. Golden, Rector of the Cathedral, and Deacons of the Diocese were also present as part of the procession and as readers.   “These LEMI candidates have shown tremendous commitment and sacrifice,” said Bernadette Harris, Director for the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute. “They’ve spent the past four years studying theology, enhancing ministry skills, and developing a deeper spirituality. In most cases, they’ve accomplished all this while working full time jobs and raising families.” LEMI Is open to Directors of Religious Education, Youth Ministers, RCIA Coordinators, Adult Faith Formation Coordinators, Campus Ministers and Catholic School Teachers of Religion. There are currently 45 lay ministers from across the Diocese enrolled in the LEMI formation program. Bishop DiLorenzo will commission a second group on Saturday, June 10, 2017. [post_title] => Bishop commissions first group of Lay Ecclesial Ministers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bishop-commissions-first-group-of-lay-ecclesial-ministers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-06 16:18:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-06 16:18:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://livingourmission.org/?p=3686 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 2 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3690 [post_author] => 9 [post_date] => 2017-02-06 16:21:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-06 16:21:55 [post_content] => An Excerpt from the Upcoming Living Our Mission Annual Report   Parishes are realizing profound and long-term benefits from the Living Our Mission capital and endowment campaign. The parishes will retain the majority of the funds raised, an estimated $64,967,000 of the nearly $103,952,000 raised, or 62.5%. To date, the Diocese has returned over $26,168,831 to the parishes through nine rounds of funding. Parishes will use these funds in a variety of ways, including local construction projects, ministries, endowments and debt reduction. The key statistics below highlight how parishes are using their Living Our Mission money:
  • 139 parishes plan to use the money raised for construction or repairs
  • 42 parishes will fund ministries and outreach programs
  • 23 parishes are saving for the future by placing funds into endowments
  • 16 parishes allocated funds to reduce debt
Parish Construction and Repair Projects – By The Numbers:
  • $55,432,000 of the money raised is for new construction or repairs to existing buildings (The true impact is even larger. The actual cost of construction in the 139 parishes approaches $77 million.)
  • $9,172,000 is the largest construction project funded by the campaign - - St. Bede, Williamsburg
  • 23 parish construction projects exceed $1 million
  • 13 parishes are building new churches or making significant renovations to worship space
  • 6 parishes addressed emergency repairs to their building
As may be seen from the highlights above, the Living Our Mission campaign is providing critical funding in strategic ways. Income from the larger endowments of the Church provide a stable source of support for our clergy and other ministries which reduces the reliance on parish assessments - - a direct benefit to the parishes.
“If it weren’t for the Living Our Mission campaign, new and/or increased parish assessments would have been needed in order to address these financial challenges,” stated Michael J. McGee, Diocesan Chief Financial Officer.
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An Excerpt from the Upcoming Living Our Mission Annual Report   Parishes are realizing profound and long-term benefits from the Living Our Mission capital and endowment campaign. The parishes will retain the majority of the funds raised, an estimated $64,967,000 of the nearly $103,952,000 raised, or 62.5%. To date, the Diocese has returned over $26,168,831…

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On June 3, 2016, Bishop DiLorenzo commissioned the first group of lay leaders who completed the requirements for the four-year Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI). LEMI Is a comprehensive leadership training program for those who hold catechetical-related ministry leadership positions in the Diocese of Richmond. The purpose of Commissioning is to establish a formal relationship…

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