Campaign Success Stories

St. Benedict Parish

Rev. Jason Malave, Pastor
2215 W. Irving Park Rd Chicago
www.stbenedict.com

Parish and school unite to invest in their future

(September 23, 2015) - The St. Benedict community was “ready to invest for the future,” says Father Jason Malave, pastor, which led the Chicago parish to exceed its independent campaign goal of $4.5 million.

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Our Lady of the Wayside Parish

Rev. Edward R. Fialkowski, Pastor
432 West Park Street, Arlington Heights
www.olwparish.org

‘This campaign allows all of us to work together’

(June 12, 2015) - Although To Teach Who Christ Is will allow Our Lady of the Wayside Parish in Arlington Heights to improve its facilities, parishioners are equally excited about the campaign elements that will benefit the Archdiocese of Chicago as a whole, according to Father Ed Fialkowski, pastor.

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ST. PETER PARISH

Rev. Michael F. McMahon, Pastor
557 West Lake Street, Antioch
www.stpeterantioch.org

Antioch parish uses campaign funds for new roofs

(June 12, 2015) - St. Peter Parish in Antioch now has a beautiful and dry worship space thanks to its To Teach Who Christ Is campaign.
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St. Peter Parish in Antioch designates campaign funds for new roofs

(April 28, 2014) - A beautiful and dry worship space is St. Peter Parish’s primary goal for its To Teach Who Christ Is campaign funds.
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St. Joseph Parish

Rev. Robert F. Tonelli, Pastor
1747 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL
www.stjosephwilmette.org

Wave IV parish works ahead, sees success

(May 26, 2015) Although St. Joseph Parish’s To Teach Who Christ Is campaign is scheduled to begin this fall, the pastor and his team of dedicated volunteers have already raised close to $1 million.

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Ascension-St. Susanna Parish

Rev. Thadeo E. Mgimba, Pastor
15234 Myrtle Avenue, Harvey, IL

St. Gerard Majella Parish

Rev. Thadeo E. Mgimba, Pastor
16130 Clifton Park, Markham, IL

‘I let the hand of God take control’

(May 26, 2015) - Two of Wave III’s nine over-goal parishes can be credited to the efforts of one pastor.

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St. Bede the Venerable Parish

Rev. Esequiel Sanchez, Pastor
8200 South Kostner Avenue, Chicago, IL
www.stbedechicago.org

‘We are merely God’s instruments’

(April 23, 2015) - St. Bede the Venerable Parish has launched a capital campaign, Help St. Bede Take Flight, as a way to participate in To Teach Who Christ Is.

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St. Vincent Ferrer Parish

Rev. Thomas K. McDermott, OP, Pastor
1530 Jackson Avenue, River Forest, IL
www.svfparish.org

Parish chooses enhanced goal for new multipurpose hall

(February 23, 2015) - St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest has exceeded its Archdiocesan-set To Teach Who Christ Is goal of $1,128,243 — the first parish to do so in Wave IIIa — but has chosen an enhanced campaign goal of $2,350,000 in order to build a new multipurpose hall for parish gatherings.

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SS. Peter and Paul Parish

Rev. Honoratus C. Mwageni, Administator
12433 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
www.sspeterandpaul.parishesonline.com

‘The Holy Spirit enriches our efforts’

(January 27, 2015) - Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Chicago has embraced the mission of To Teach Who Christ Is, and is experiencing early success as a result.


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St. Paul Chong Ha Sang
Korean Mission

Rev. Pio y Kyeong-Hwan, Director
675 Dursey Lane, Des Plaines
www.stpaulchong.org

Korean mission exceeds campaign goal, strengthens religious education programs

(November 24, 2014) - When St. Paul Chong Ha Sang Korean Mission in Des Plaines volunteered to participate in the first wave of To Teach Who Christ Is, Father Kyeong-Hwan Yi was nervous.


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Immaculate Conception Parish

Rev. Kenneth J. Anderson, Pastor
770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park
www.icparish.org

Highland Park parish plans to update church, parish center

(September 16, 2014) - Immaculate Conception Parish will direct funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign toward facility repairs and upgrades.


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Our Lady Of Humility Parish

Rev. Thomas M. Hoffman, Pastor
10655 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park / Zion
www.ourladyofhumility.org

Expansion, updates are the focus of campaign funds at Beach Park parish

(September 9, 2014) - Our Lady of Humility Parish plans to dedicate funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign to projects in its school and church.


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Holy Innocents Parish

Rev. Philip E. Cyscon, Pastor
743 North Armour Street, Chicago

Historic Chicago parish plans repairs to ‘make our beautiful Church an even better house of prayer for all peoples’

(August 14, 2014) - Holy Innocents Parish intends to use funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign to improve its circa-1912 church building.


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St. Ansgar Parish

Rev. Eduardo Garcia-Ferrer, Administrator
2040 Laurel Avenue, Hanover Park
www.stansgar.info

Hanover Park parish highlights facilities’ needs for campaign funds

(August 12, 2014) - St. Ansgar Parish will address much needed repairs to its facilities with funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign.


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St. Francis Of Assisi Parish

Rev. Lawrence A. Choate, OSM, Administrator
932 North Kostner Avenue, Chicago

Over-goal Chicago parish plans improvements to exclaim Christ’s presence in the neighborhood

(August 8, 2014) - St. Francis of Assisi Parish will improve the exterior of its buildings with To Teach Who Christ Is campaign funds, in hopes of inviting neighbors to come and see “who Christ can be.”


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St. John Brebeuf Parish

Rev. Michael G. Meany, Pastor
8307 North Harlem Avenue, Niles
www.sjbrebeuf.org

Niles parish to address critical building needs

St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles will address critical building needs with funds raised from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign.


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St. Mary Parish

Rev. Lawrence E. Collins, M Div, Pastor
794 Pearson Street, Des Plaines

St. Mary Parish in Des Plaines designates campaign funds to its auditorium

(August 1, 2014) - St. Mary Parish in Des Plaines plans to use funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign to update its auditorium.


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St. Anne Parish

Rev. Ralph H. Zwirn, Pastor
16802 South Lincoln Street, Hazel Crest
www.saintannecc.org

‘We are excited about the many positive outcomes To Teach Who Christ Is will have on our parish family’

(July 29, 2014) - St. Anne Parish in Hazel Crest plans to use funds from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign to update its church.


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Notre Dame de Chicago Parish

Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Pollard, Pastor
1335 West Harrison Street, Chicago
nddc.archchicago.org

Parish seeks to transform aging parish hall into multi-use space

(July 23, 2014) - Notre Dame de Chicago Parish will use To Teach Who Christ Is campaign funds to repair and renovate its church hall and increase its endowment for operating expenses.


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St. Alphonsus Ligouri Parish

Rev. Curtis A. Lambert, STL, Pastor
411 North Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights
www.saintalphonsus.com

Establishing endowment funds is the goal of Prospect Heights parish

(May 8, 2014) - St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in Prospect Heights plans to establish two endowment funds from its To Teach Who Christ Is campaign.


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St. Julian Eymard Parish

Rev. Leon J. Rezula, Pastor
601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village
stjulianeymard.com

'God has given our parish a vision'

(April 30, 2014) - St. Julian Eymard Parish in Elk Grove Village has a threefold focus for its parish campaign for To Teach Who Christ Is.


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ST. JANE DE CHANTAL PARISH

Rev. Edward J. Cronin, Administrator
5252 South Austin Avenue, Chicago

Holy Spirit comes through for St. Jane de Chantal

By Michelle Martin, Staff writer for the Catholic New World

Never doubt the power of the Holy Spirit. And never doubt the power of prayer — especially sustained prayer, by many people — to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit.

That, said Father Edward Cronin, is the lesson he took from the gift St. Jane de Chantal Parish, 5252 S. Austin Ave., received this Christmas season.


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