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ARCHDIOCESE OF NE W YORK FALL 2018

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Dear friends in the Lord,

O
ver the past two years, So many of our parishes have
we have been following benefited from Renew + Rebuild,
Pope Francis’ call to and there are still more than 40
serve God and one another that will be starting later this year.
through our Renew + Rebuild Our success should provide these
capital campaign, which allows parishes with the confidence that
us to strengthen our parishes, they, too, can significantly improve
communities, and archdiocese. their parish through this initiative.

Thanks to the generosity of so Renew + Rebuild is very important
many of you, we have reached to our archdiocese because almost
a major milestone in this three-fourths of the funds raised
campaign: We have raised $200 are being used to support critical to inspire and evangelize for
million! One hundred nine parish projects such as replacing generations. It is not always
parishes have completed their and repairing roofs, installing air easy to answer the call to give,
fundraising and another 135 conditioning or heating systems, but only together can we renew
parishes will finish their Renew renovating parking lots, and and rebuild our Church for the
+ Rebuild efforts over the next restoring churches. The rest of the future, which helps us all lead
few months. What an amazing funds are allocated to priorities more fulfilling, faith-filled lives.
achievement! I am humbled that include the formation and
by your incredible support. evangelization of lay leadership To all in our parish communities
through programs like the Sheen across the archdiocese, I pray for
Your support is especially Center and Formed.org and you, I bless you, and I thank you!
appreciated and needed in this Catholic schools and charities.
troubled time of crisis in the Faithfully in Christ,
Church. The works of the Church We all have a responsibility to
must go on. And none of the Renew care for our Church. It’s up to us
+ Rebuild funds are used for the to ensure that our faith remains Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
compensation on settlements. strong – one that continues Archbishop of New York

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BY THE NUMBERS

NUMBER OF
What capital PROJECT
PARISHES
improvement
Church repairs (walls, floors, paint) 120
projects are parishes
tackling through New and repaired roofs 65

Renew + Rebuild? New HVAC (heat, ventilation and air conditioning) 64

New boiler? Repairing the parish Parking lot restoration 45
hall? Restoring stained glass
Stained glass restoration 36
windows? Here’s a snapshot of the
most common projects identified Upgrades to eco-friendly lighting and/or installed solar panels 32
by parishes – and these are well
under way! These improvements Parish hall repairs 31
help keep our parishes strong and
New boilers 27
are only possible because of the
generosity of our parishioners. Emergency fund replenishment 25

RENEW + REBUILD
ULSTER TIMELINE
94%

SULLIVAN DUTCHESS
100% 68% OCTOBER 2015
Silent phase of
campaign launches
PUTNAM
ORANGE 60% OCTOBER 2018
87%
135 parishes in progress
WESTCHESTER (ending in December),
86%
ROCKLAND 109 completed
88%

PERCENTAGE JANUARY 2019
OF PARISHES 43 new parishes launch
THAT HAVE
NEW YORK BRONX
PARTICIPATED 70% 94% JUNE 2019
IN RENEW + Campaign ends
REBUILD
STATEN ISLAND
As of September 2018 92%

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REBUILDING OUR CHURCH

“So many revealed their The Archdiocese of New York continues the campaign to renew and rebuild our Church
love for their church and physically and spiritually. The vast majority of the $177M raised by parishes will stay
wanted to really invest in within parishes, and the rest will support campaign costs and other archdiocesan priorities.
their parish for the next
generation. There was a

74%
real sense of ownership of funds raised by parishes
stay within parishes for $130,000,000
and of being a genuine capital improvement projects
stakeholder that has
prompted a great initial
response…I have to

26%
confess, I have gone
from skeptic to believer.” supports other archdiocesan priorities, such as:
Fr. Peter McGeory
Pastor of St. Joseph, Bronxville

“…The campaign has
helped me think about
the future, and to focus $10,000,000 $4,000,000 $8,000,000 $4,000,000 $14,000,000
beyond the here and now,
to better serve the needs Extraordinary Evangelization Catholic Catholic St. Patrick’s
capital projects for and lay leadership high schools Charities Cathedral
of a diverse community.”
needy parishes* formation restoration*
Fr. Louis Anderson, Pastor
of St. Anthony, Bronx * These allocations also represent parish capital needs, above the $130M.

What’s the difference between the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship
Appeal and Renew + Rebuild?

T
he Archdiocese of New the archdiocese: Youth Ministry,
York is tasked with Adult Faith Formation, Family
providing support for Life, Respect Life, Black Ministry,
parishes, Catholic schools, Hispanic Ministry and more.
charities and priests and religious.
These two campaigns are vehicles Renew + Rebuild is a separate
that help us do this. campaign primarily supporting
each parish’s self-identified capital
The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship improvement needs. Of the funds
Appeal supports needy parishes, raised through Renew + Rebuild,
Catholic schools, our retirement 74% stay within the parish.
home for priests, the seminary
and Catholic Charities. This fund We can’t remain strong without
also supports the mission and both campaigns! We are grateful
evangelization work provided to for your giving to the Archdiocese
parishes through the offices of of New York.

RENE WREBUILD.ORG
RENE W + REBUILD CAMPAIGN OFFICE
1011 FIRST AV ENUE, 14 T H FLOOR
NE W YORK, N Y 10022

PHONE: 646.794.2008
E-MAIL: RENE WREBUILD@ARCHN Y.ORG
WEB: RENE WREBUILD.ORG

RENEW + REBUILD PROVIDES
INSPIR ATION THROUGH THE ARTS!

Y
ou might not expect to whether in film (such as at the people for whom getting to
find spiritual inspiration Justice Film Festival), at an art Manhattan is just not practical,
from off-Broadway theater exhibit (like “Faith & Duty: New and engaging people on the
or a panel discussion in lower York Chaplains in World War I”) or fringe of their faith. The Sheen
Manhattan, but if you are open to with prominent writers, historians Center is launching a partnership
it, it may happen. And, if that’s not and thinkers (who will be with Catholic Faith Network
convenient, that same experience participating in “Alfred E. Smith: (formerly Telecare) starting with
could be available in your parish or The Man Behind the Dinner”). For a series called Live from the Sheen
even from your own living room. Catholics and non-Catholics alike, Center. Programming includes a
there’s a longing for light taped discussion between Ross
and meaning in our lives, Douthat of The New York Times
and the Sheen Center can and James Martin, S.J., of America
be a channel for clarity. magazine, who engaged in a
spirited discussion on matters of
“Here in the cultural religion in the U.S. called “Civility
capital of the world, we’ve in America.” Also this month,
got a very competitive select content will be available
landscape,” says William
Spencer Reilly, executive “that
We are offering entertainment
pushes people to the
director of the Sheen
Lúnasa: Christmas from Ireland, coming to the Sheen Center
this December.
Center. “We are offering light, not the dark. ”
– Sheen Center Executive Director
entertainment that
William Spencer Reilly
In September 2015, the Sheen pushes people to the light, not
Center for Thought and Culture the dark. This is what people through live-streaming, where
opened its doors to deliver seem to be striving for.” all you’ll need to take part is an
programming that affirms and internet connection. The Sheen
explores the true, the good and the Funds from Renew + Rebuild Center would love to be at the
beautiful. There are tremendous support the Sheen Center, which center of your parish’s next pot
opportunities to explore your aims to broaden its audience in luck dinner to inspire dialog and
interests or try new things – two ways: creatively engaging a deeper sense of community.

See what’s live-streaming at the Sheen Center: livestream.com/sheencenter or call 212-219-3132

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