The We Are Living Stones Campaign will allow each of us to join our gifts with those who made the parishes and programs of this Archdiocese a reality in years past and will ensure that we remain a strong, vibrant and faithful Church in the years to come. We know that our greatest strength is our Catholic faith and the faith of our people. This campaign is centered primarily on the spiritual growth and development of our people’s faith. We are relying on your generosity to create a legacy for this generation -- a legacy of faith that will pass on to those who will cherish and take it into a new time, gratefully adding their own gifts to what you have so generously given.
We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign Progress
The third phase of the We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign is officially underway. Almost 100 parishes are participating in this block, which began in January of this year. Over 175 local parish receptions have already taken place, and there are still approximately 100 receptions to go. As commitment weekends begin in each parish, it is clear that the momentum and excitement for this campaign has continued to grow.
Parishes from Block I and Block II continue to succeed in attaining their goals. Thirty of these initial parishes have raised over 80% of their overall target goals.
The We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign continues to focus on strengthening our parishes while building a bright future for the entire Archdiocese. We ask that you continue to pray for the success of this campaign both at your local parish, as well as at your neighboring parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark. Thank you for your consideration and your participation in this endeavor.
Please do not hestiate to contact the Office of Development and Stewardship with any questions or concerns regarding this campaign. You may reach our office at (973) 497-4129.
Distribution to Parishes
The above chart is reflective to gifts received through June 30, 2016.
**Report includes gifts reported as of June 23, 2016
Case for Support
The We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign will provide the solid foundation upon which our Church will continue to build and enhance the future for all one million Catholics across Northern New Jersey. Financial resources are essential to enable our parishes to continue supporting the journey of faith, spirituality and ministry of our expanding Catholic community.
The goal is to raise more than $90 million in pledges to support six priorities:
(Click on the categories below to learn more about each case of the campaign)
As we embark on the We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign, we look forward to the future, confident that all of our Brothers and Sisters of Christ will consider a sacrificial gift and join together to raise the important funds.