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In the Diocese of St. Petersburg, we have always been a community of steadfast servants of the Lord, coming together in unity to share our faith and spread God’s word. With pride in our past, we envision a bright future. This is a time of revival, rejuvenation and renewal. By working, praying and sacrificing together, we can achieve great things – please join us as we make our vision a reality and move Forward in Faith!

This Just In!

As of 6/25, $31.8 million has been committed from more than 15,900 supporters.  More than $13 million has been paid to date, allowing us to complete some of our outlined building projects!  Special thanks to all who have given their time, talent and treasure to make Forward in Faith successful!  

  • Parishes can download campaign summary and detail reports by clicking here.
  • For updates on projects, pledges to date and campaign news, click here to download the latest Campaign Update Newsletter.
  • To view all published news posts for Forward in Faith, click here.

Supported Projects & Programs

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Forward in Faith seeks to raise $50 million to address the following initiatives:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_toggle title=”Catholic Education – $29 million” open=”false”]

  • 2014 Catholic Schools Week Around the DOSPProvide $18 million in tuition assistance for those seeking a high quality Catholic education across the Diocese.
  • Offer $11 million in capital improvements for two diocesan schools.
  • For more information about this initiative, click here.

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  • FIF Web PROJECT _ PROGRAM UPDATES Sem and Ret 5Dedicate $3 million to seminarian education and to retired priest care to meet anticipated rising costs in education and health care.
  • Contribute $5 million for much-needed renovations to St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.
  • For more information about this initiative, click here.

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  • Each parish has unique needs, and will receive a portion of funds raised through Forward in Faith.
  • Provide 20 cents of every dollar raised in our parishes in order to improve parish facilities, grow parish ministries, or lower outstanding debt. If all parishes achieve goal, these returns will total $10 million.
  • For more information about this initiative, click here.

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  • Costs include professional fundraising counsel, travel to every parish throughout the course of the campaign, and the production and distribution of materials to all registered households.
  • The Diocese projects the campaign costs at approximately $3 million, which is estimated at 6% or less of the potential campaign goal. This is well below the cost of many fundraising efforts, which often exceed 10% of their overall goal.

[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Want to learn more? Click here to view the Forward in Faith Campaign video.

Schools Join Forward in Faith

FIF Web ABOUT FIF Cath ed 3While our Catholic schools do not have financial goals for Forward in Faith, they are participating in a variety of ways, including:

  • Dedicated prayer
  • Arts and crafts and service projects
  • Religious education lessons
  • Information sent home to school families and supporters to encourage participation

Click here  to take a look at our schools in action.  If you would like to share some of your Forward in Faith school participation photos with us, please send JPG files via email to forwardinfaith@dosp.org.

Please pray for Forward in Faith

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