Frequently Asked Questions
How are the parish targets set and how much is the parish going to receive?
The campaign target for each parish is established at 1.3 times its average offertory for the last three fiscal years. Parishes with a three-year average offertory of $500,000 or less will receive 40%; offertory between $500,000 and $1.3 million will receive 35%; and those with offertory over $1.3 million will receive 30%. We are in the last category.
If the parish does not reach their monetary target, is it responsible for the difference?
Parishes will not be assessed penalties if they do not reach their fundraising target. The expectation is that parishes put forth a “good faith effort” to follow the recommendations of the archdiocese and the Steier Group in conducting the campaign.
Will the funds for On the Way – ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign reduce offertory for the parish?
It is important to emphasize that all gifts to this campaign should not reduce other giving commitments to the Church. A gift to the campaign is an “extraordinarily generous gift made freely and faithfully” to meet the extraordinary challenges and opportunities presented through the campaign.