The Bishop's Appeal Supports:

Missions and Outreach

As part of the Mission Outreach initiative, St. Joseph the Worker Parish paired with St. Ann’s Parish in Duncan.  Funds raised by St. Joseph’s for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal were presented to the parish by Father Alfredo Monacelli.

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From left: Sr. Yvonne, Barbara Charlie, Sr. Bing, Marion Underwood, Fr. Roger, Tom Charlie and Fr. Alfie.

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“The donation coming from St. Joseph the Worker Parish was a surprising blessing. Thanks be to God!

When the financial support from an organization, intended for the Children and Youth Program was discontinued, we were thinking on how to go about it since we need at least $175-200/month for the materials and food for the kids.

Luckily, Fr. Alfie came and handed over the donations. Now we can support not only the Children and Youth Program but also include some operations of our parish like Faith Formation and Sunday catechism for children.

As a mission church, we are so grateful for the untiring help coming from the different parishes of our Diocese.”

– Sr. Bing Ferrandiz, RVM, Serving the First Nations Communities in the Cowichan Valley

Local Parish Projects

When you support the Bishop's Appeal, you are supporting your own parish project that is unique to each parish.

Sacred Heart Parish Appeal Projects:

Donation to Anawim House on March 3, 2021

As part of the “giving” and “sharing” of the Bishop's Appeal, Sacred Heart Faith Community was able to make a donation to Anawim House. This donation toward their operating costs will allow Anawim to continue supporting people that want to make positive changes in their lives to live the life they deserve.

With the 80% of the Appeal Funds, our parish was able to clear and control the overgrown brush and invasive weeds on the perimeter of the property.

The Church of the Ascension – Parksville

The proceeds from our Bishop's Appeal 2020 were dedicated to the building of a Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Grace. Additional funds to purchase a statue for the grotto were generously contributed by Rosemary and Tito Fonenla.

Sod turning for the Grotto: 

Ascension - Sod Turning

Left to right grotto committee representing: CWL, Knights of Columbus, Parish Council.
Nancy Horsfield, Carmen Tellier, Bev Belliveau, Father Thomas Chinnappa acting Pastor, Tito Fontenla, Paul Tellier, Dennis Belliveau (chair of Grotto committee) Cheryl Sapieha

Entire committee:

Ascension includes Rosemary_Tito Fontenla

 Nancy Horsfield, Carmen Tellier, Bev Belliveau, Father Thomas Chinnappa acting Pastor, Tito Fontenla, Rosemary Fontenla, Paul Tellier, Dennis Belliveau (chair of Grotto committee) Cheryl Sapieha
The estimate of time to complete is 3 months.

Current Year's Results  
Prior Years' Results  

Prior Years' Results (2010 – 2019)

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Appeal Year
Campaign
Total
# of Pledges
2020 Horizon of Hope $889,915 2165
2019 Imagine $916,265 2492
2018 Serve One Another $926,029 2,579
2017 Grateful to God ... Generous to Neighbour $1,043,893 2,811
2016 Rock the Mission! $1,301,045 2,844
2015 i share, we care $918,835 2,659
2014 As a Family, As a Church $856,854 2,434
2013 In Proportion to our Blessings $772,910 2,238
2012 Forward with Courage $844,205 2,367
2011 On Our Way $1,078,372 2,580
2010 Journey of Hearts & Hands $1,214,140 2,455

 

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