As of March 20, 2013, Diocesan faithful have pledged over $57 million dollars in support of the Cathedral Campus Campaign, with many parishes continuing their efforts to reach or surpass their good faith goals. To date, more than 20,000 families have pledged to the historic campaign.
Two parishes, St. Michael the Archangel Church in Cary and St. Ann Church in Clayton, are conducting their campaigns at the present time. Holy Redeemer by the Sea in Kill Devil Hills will be conducting its “piggyback” campaigns in the second quarter of this year.
When completed, the success of the Cathedral Campus Campaign will be due to the faithful in the Diocese who supported the project with their generous donations and prayers. Hundreds of individuals will have spent thousands of hours in support of the project on the parish level as well as on the Diocesan level.
In a letter providing an update to the priests and pastoral administrators of the Diocese, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge expressed his gratitude to the support parish leaders, volunteers and the faithful have given to the project.
The Bishop called to mind the commitments he made at the outset of the project, that the Campaign was designed not only to benefit the Diocese but also the parishes. Bishop Burbidge reported that, as of the end of January, approximately $600,000 had been sent to 51 parishes as their initial return to pledge commitments received to date. It’s estimated that, at the conclusion of the Campaign, over $16 million of the total amount received will be returned to parishes to assist in addressing their local needs.
Among those needs are improvements and additions to parish facilities and assisting the poor in the local communities. Additional information on the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, including a story on the acquisition of Stations of the Cross to be used in the new structure is available at www.holynamecathedralnc.org.