Dear Parish Family,
In 2021, you contributed $711,389 toward our goal of $572,000! We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and support. And, because we surpassed our goal, $138,000 will come back to the parish to further support our programs and ministries.
Once again, we have been called to work together toward our 2022 goal. The needs in our communities are pressing, and your support will directly help those in Southwest Florida. St. John the Evangelist has been assigned a new goal of $603,000.
Some of the programs CFA gifts supports include:
o Catholic Charities: As a leading provider of social services, Catholic Charities supports over 40,000 people with programs like direct assistance to pay their utility bills, emergency intake programs for those that have become homeless, ending human trafficking in our backyard, citizenship assistance, and veteran housing.
o Catholic Schools: It costs a tremendous amount to provide a high-quality education, and the CFA supports the Catholic Schools in the area to ensure members of our community can have access to this faith-based education system through high school
o Vocations: From the Seminarian programs that instruct our future priests and deacons to providing support for the 35 different women’s religious orders and 26 different communities of brothers and priests within the Diocese, the CFA ensures we provide for the education and well-being for those who have dedicated their lives in service to us and our faith.
Throughout the CFA campaign, we will highlight both personal stories about CFA as well as the programs and communities it supports. We ask that you prayerfully consider giving to the CFA. If you need assistance, please contact Colleen Donnelly, our Operations Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please watch the video below from Bishop Dewane, explain more about this year’s CFA campaign.