2015 Journey of Hearts & Hands
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“What we give is what we have from you.” 

~ 1 Chronicles 29:14


Thank you!

Together we have exceeded our goal for the Journey of Hearts & Hands 2015 Appeal, with more than $918,000 pledged.

We are so grateful for your generosity and deeply appreciate all of the support from our clergy, parish appeal teams and parishioners.  You have helped ensure that we can continue supporting important ministries and services in the Diocese of Victoria—activities that allow us to accompany each other with tenderness in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. 

It is in Jesus Christ that we see the face of mercy; God sent His Son to show us mercy, forgiveness, salvation, healing and compassion. The Holy Father is urging the world, urging the Church, to get going. The urgency of the proclamation of mercy and forgiveness in the midst of the enormity of the darkness on the earth—the darkness of our environment, and those who are lonely, isolated, hurting, ill, or anguished—can only become changed by the power of God’s mercy. And so we are all invited, as the Church, to get going, to literally become His instruments of mercy.

Thanks to your donation, our pastoral priorities will be able to get going.

Your donations will support:

  • Local parish projects
  • Pensions for retired priests
  • First Nations home missions and pastoral ministry within the Diocese, particularly in the Cowichan Valley and the West Coast of Vancouver Island
  • Religious education and faith formation throughout the Diocese
  • Island Catholic Schools, as we continue to grow future leaders and complete the Catholic Schools Plan to provide Strong foundations for a bright future.

Performance by Parish 

Eleven parishes achieved or exceeded their goals: 

  • Christ the King, Courtenay
  • Holy Cross, Victoria
  • Korean Community 
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace, Esquimalt 
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Victoria
  • St. Bonaventure, Port Hardy
  • St. Edward the Confessor, Duncan 
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Tofino
  • St. Jean Baptiste, Victoria
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Victoria 
  • Trinity Catholic, Nanaimo

Eleven more parishes achieved or exceeded 70% of their goals: 

  • Church of the Ascension, Parksville
  • Our Lady of Grace, Salt Spring Island 
  • Our Lady of the Rosary, Langford
  • Saanich Peninsula Parish
  • Sacred Heart, Victoria
  • St. Francis Xavier, Mill Bay
  • St. Louis de Montfort, Lake Cowichan
  • St. Patrick’s, Victoria
  • St. Peter’s, Nanaimo
  • St. Rose of Lima, Sooke
  • St. Theresa’s, Port Alice

Thank you again for your generous support of our Diocesan Appeal. May God continue to bless you and your families as we journey through 2016 in merciful hope.


Progress as at December 30, 2015

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Congratulations to Trinity Catholic for surpassing their goal this week.  Well done!

There's one more day in the year: all donations received by December 31 will generate 2015 tax receipts. To make a donation today, call (250) 479-1331!

Happy New Year !!!!!

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $907,000.21 $717,881.21 9,149 2,613 $347.11

Progress as at December 23, 2015

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Merry Christmas!

Special congratulations this week to Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Joseph the Worker parishes for surpassing their goals!!!

All donations received by December 31 will generate 2015 tax receipts, so there's still lots of time to contribute. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to work towards raising funds. The needs of parishes and the Diocese are many, and all donations are very much appreciated.

Please note: no comparatives are available for this week.

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $890,495.21 $669,189.21 9,148 2,582 $344.89

Progress as at December 9, 2015

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Special congratulations this week to Christ the King, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Jean Baptiste for surpassing their parish goal!

All donations received by December 31 will generate 2015 tax receipts, so there's still lots of time to contribute. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to work towards raising funds. The needs of parishes and the Diocese are many, and all donations are very much appreciated.

Please note: no comparatives are available for this week, and there will be no update on December 16. The next update will be December 23.

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $836,280.21 $637,964.21 9,161 2,459 $340.09

Progress as at December 2, 2015

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Special congratulations this week to St. Edward's the Confessor for surpassing their goal!

All donations received by December 31 will generate 2015 tax receipts, so there's still lots of time to contribute. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to work towards raising funds. The needs of parishes and the Diocese are many, and all donations are very much appreciated.

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $805,160.21 $607,954.21 9,151 2,363 $340.74
2014 $716,122.44 $539,885.94 10,290 2,128 $336.52

Progress as at November 25, 2015

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OUTSTANDING! We have exceeded our fundraising goal of $750,000! 

Congratulations to the four parishes who have raised more than their goal, and the eight which have received more than 75% of their goal.

All donations received by December 31 will generate 2015 tax receipts, so there's still lots of time to contribute. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to work towards raising funds. The needs of parishes and the Diocese are many, and all donations are very much appreciated.

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $773,455.21 $575,869.21 9,157 2,236 $345.91
2014 $697,392.44 $517,738.44 10,286 2,070 $336.90

Progress as at November 18, 2015

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We are at 91.6% of our goal—together we can reach our goal and be able to provide the many ministries and services necessary throughout the Diocese.

Congratulations to the three parishes who have exceeded their goals!

Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 686,962.47 504,722.47 9,152 1,914 358.91
2014 $634,863.44 460,613.44 10,264 1,843 344.47

Progress as at November 10, 2015

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Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 526,683.60 347,533.60 9,136 1,510 348.80
2014 $512,891.16 350,610.16 10,245 1,456 352.26

Progress as at November 4, 2015

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Year Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
2015 $419,830.60 $276,230.60 9,163 1,153 $364.12
2014 $351,391.40 $223.932.40 10,237 956 $367.56

Progress as at October 28, 2015

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Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
$202,514.60 $104,633.60 9,254 505 $401.02

Progress as at October 21, 2015

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Total Pledged Total Paid # of Families # of Pledges Average Pledge
$32,681 $20,976 9,500 67 $487.78

 

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