Saint Mary of the Presentation

Suffolk, VA

Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $213,000

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Living Our Mission is a campaign, which supports the current and future growth of our Church and will benefit both St. Mary of the Presentation and the Diocese of Richmond. Ever since our founding over one hundred years ago, St. Mary’s Parish has always been known as a warm and welcoming community, committed to charity and evangelizing the faithful in Suffolk. Our parish will receive $71,000 or one-third of our parish goal towards the case elements listed below. Our parish goal is $213,000. When we reach this goal, our parish will receive 66% of all of the funds raised over the goal and all funds will be used for the following parish case elements:

St. Mary of the Presentation Parish Life Vision Fund/Facility Improvement Fund, Case Allocation – $61,000

One of the top concerns facing our parish is inspiring Catholics to grow in faith and deepen their commitment to the Church as disciples of Jesus. In order to meet this important need, $61,000 from the Living Our Mission campaign will be to used to establish the St. Mary of the Presentation Parish Life Vision Fund which will address current capital needs and also allow us to look forward to explore the future needs of our faith community. Possible initiatives include fully developing our educational, devotional, and outreach programs, improving our physical presence through facilities repair, facilities renovation and modernization. By establishing The Parish Life Fund, we are responding to one of the most pressing needs facing the Catholic Church, which is attracting and developing the next generation of Catholics.

Building a Brighter Future/Establishing a Parish Endowment, Case Allocation – $10,000

Establishing an endowment fund at St. Mary of the Presentation through the Living Our Mission campaign will provide a significant step forward in growing a fund that can be used to support the future of our ministries and programs. This endowment fund will not only supplement our budgetary needs moving forward, it will also attract new gifts which will supplement new projects and activities to enhance the life of our parish.

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The Living Our Mission campaign is a big boost to our parish and the Diocesan programs and projects. Your support of this campaign will greatly benef it our parish and extend help to our brothers and sisters in need. It is a wonderful challenge, and working together as one, we can exceed our goal.

Father Oscar Paraiso, Fr. Emmanuel Mensah

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