Parish Participation

Every parish in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is asked to participate in the IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission campaign. The active phases of the campaign will run from January 2017 through December 2018.  Each parish will conduct its campaign in one of four blocks within that time-frame. 

The four blocks are as follows:

  • Block 1 – January 2017 - June 2017
  • Block 2 – July 2017 - December 2017
  • Block 3 – January 2018 – June 2018
  • Block 4 – July 2018- December 2018

Every parish has been assigned a campaign target based on 92% of the 2015 Total In-Church Giving reported at the Archdiocese.

Parishes conducting a Good Faith Effort agree to participate in the campaign as designed by our counsel, Guidance In Giving, Inc., in order to reach their established financial goal.  The parish is asked to follow the campaign plan and put in a good faith effort in presenting the campaign needs in a positive and supportive way, as well as to encourage maximum participation and support from all parishioners. Each pastor is asked to present a parish case statement of needs that will also be incorporated into the overall cause for the parishioner’s consideration and support.

  • All parishes are asked to draft their own Parish Case Statement.
  • A parish conducting a Good Faith Effort campaign will retain 33% of the monies raised up to the IGNITE goal and 67% of the funds collected over the goal.
  • This goal is NOT an assessment but rather, an objective for every parish to achieve based on their potential.
Parish Case Statements - Block 1

Blessed Sacrament Goal: $251,082
Blessed Sacrament Share: $82,857

The IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission campaign will allow us to proportion funds to fix the corner lot, so we can use it as temporary parking. We must continue to look toward the future, and keep the needs of our ever-growing parish in mind. The majority of funds from this campaign will help us establish a building project, which will begin once the necessary funds are available. A multi-purpose building will be built where the vacant buildings now stand, in order to provide the necessary space needed to better serve our people and generations to come.


Meta Parroquial: $251,082
Parte de la Parroquia: $82,857

La campaña ENCIENDE: Nuestra Fe, Nuestra Misión nos permitirá proporcionar fondos para arreglar el lote de la esquina para poder usarlo como estacionamiento temporal. Debemos continuar mirando hacia el futuro y mantener las necesidades de nuestra parroquia en mente. La mayoría de los fondos que se recauden en esta campaña nos ayudarán a establecer un proyecto de construcción, el cual iniciará una vez que los fondos necesarios estén disponibles. Se construirá un edificio multifuncional donde actualmente se encuentran los edificios vacíos para poder proveer el espacio necesario para poder servir a nuestra gente y a las generaciones por venir. 

Holy Family’s Goal: $1,180,291
Holy Family’s Share: $389,496

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $389,496! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

  • Continued Historical Preservation, Repair and Maintenance for all Parish Church Buildings

Holy Family Meta Parroquial: $1,180,291
Holy Family Parte de la Parroquia: $389,496

Con nuestros fondos planeamos:

  • Continuando nuestra Preservación Histórica, y Reparación y mantenimiento Para todos los Edificios de la Iglesia Parroquial

Holy Name Goal: $210,119
Holy Name Share: $69,339

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $69,339! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

  • Install Central A/C for our School Building
  • It is essential that we provide air conditioning to our school building so we can continue to minister and serve the educational needs of our young people throughout the year.
  • Refurbish All the Pews in our Church

We are very proud of our Church and its notable 97-year history, and part of our pride should be reflected in the furnishings of our Holy Sanctuary.


Meta Parroquial: $210,119
Parte de la Parroquia: $69,339

  • Instalación del aire acondicionado en nuestro edifico escolar
  • Es esencial tener aire acondicionado en el edificio de nuestra escuela para que podamos continuar ministrando y atendiendo las necesidades educativas de nuestros jóvenes durante todo el año.
  • Restauración de todas las bancas de nuestra iglesia

Estamos muy orgulloso de nuestra iglesia y de sus notables 97 años de historia y parte de nuestro orgullo debe reflejarse en los muebles de nuestro Santuario. 

Meta Parroquial: $179,647
Parte de la Parroquia: $59,284

Con nuestros fondos planeamos:
Construir un Altar de la Anunciación

Our Lady of St. John Goal: $328,067
Our Lady of St. John Share: $108,262

Bigger Bathrooms for the Parish Hall

We want 3 bathrooms and a shower for the women, and 2 bathrooms, 2 urinals, and a shower for the men. This will help with our parish retreats. We hope to finish this project this year and we need help from all of you.

Make a multi-purpose Building around the Roof of the Parking Lot with Air Conditioning for both opened and Closed Reunions

This will help us with concerts, retreats, conferences, and for some special masses we can hold outside.


Meta Parroquial: $328,067
Parte de la Parroquia: $108,262

Baños grandes para el Salón Parroquial

Queremos 3 baños y una regadera para las mujeres y 2 baños, 2 urinarios, y una regadera para los hombres. Lo vamos a terminar pronto, entonces necesitamos su apoyo financiero. Esto nos ayudara con nuestros retiros parroquiales.

Hacer un Edificio multi-usos del techo en el parqueo para reuniones cerradas y abiertas con aire acondicionado

Esto nos ayudara para conciertos, retiros, conferencias, y para algunas misas especiales.

Sacred Heart’s Goal:   $386,419
Sacred Heart’s Share: $127,518

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $127,518! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

Project 1: Renovate the restrooms in the Church with additional stalls.

Project 2Renovate the Parish Hall kitchen with new appliances, vent hood, and finishings.


Meta Parroquial: $386,419
Parte para la Parroquia: $127,518

¡Al alcanzar la meta de ENCIENDE tenemos el potencial de recibir $127,518! Con los fondos de la campaña planeamos lo siguiente:

Proyecto 1: Renovar los baños en la Iglesia con puestos de baño adicionales.

Proyecto 2: Renovar la cocina del Salón Parroquial con electrodomésticos nuevos, campana de ventilación y otras cosas. 

Sacred Heart’s Goal: $964,984
Sacred Heart’s Share: $318,445

We will be depositing our share of the funds into our Archdiocesan savings account to fund future repairs and to help with growth in our parish, which will potentially include the purchase of additional land and new buildings.


Meta del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus: $964,984
Regresara al Sagrado Corazon de Jesus $318,445

Vamos a depositar nuestra parte de los fondos en nuestra cuenta de ahorros Arquidiocesano para financiar reparaciones futuras y para ayudar con el crecimiento en nuestra parroquia, que potencialmente incluirá la compra de terrenos adicionales y nuevos edificios.

Parish Goal: $756,820
Parish Share: $249,751

Since our expansion with the new sanctuary in 2005, St. Frances Cabrini has faced financial challenges that have caused us to defer from permanent solutions, and seek low-cost temporary solutions in many of our structures. Now is the time our parish can join together to help address challenges and seek permanent solutions for our needs.

A successful IGNITE campaign will allow us to complete the following three projects:

  • Update our electrical system in all of our building structures including the new sanctuary. We need to replace the current light fixtures and wiring, in order to accommodate the new brighter, long-lasting, energy-efficient fixtures and bulbs.
  • Replace the air conditioner/heater in the Francesca Hall and Cabrini Center. These buildings have long needed HVAC work, but we have not had the funds to replace the existing units.
  • We will perform general basic maintenance “a facelift” on all building structures to ensure that all areas are clean, safe, and presentable to all that enter.

Meta Parroquial: $756,820
Parte de la Parroquia: $249,751

Desde nuestra expansión con el nuevo santuario en el 2005, Sta. Francisca Cabrini ha enfrentado desafíos financieros que nos han hecho aplazar soluciones permanentes y buscar soluciones temporales de bajo costo.  Ahora es el momento en que nuestra parroquia puede unirse para ayudar a enfrentar los retos y buscar soluciones más permanentes para nuestras necesidades.

El éxito de la campaña ENCIENDE nos ayudará a completar los siguientes tres proyectos esenciales: 

  • Actualizar nuestro sistema eléctrico en todas nuestras estructuras incluyendo el nuevo santuario.  Reemplazar los accesorios de iluminación y el cableado, con el fin de acomodar luces más brillantes, de larga duración y eficiente.
  • Reemplazar el aire acondicionado / calentador en el Francesca Hall y en el Centro Cabrini.  Hace tres años solo pudimos actualizar parte del trabajo del HVAC necesario en Frances Hall por falta de fondos. 
  • Realizaremos un mantenimiento básico general en todas las estructuras de edificios para asegurar que todas las áreas estén limpias, seguras y presentables para todos los que entran.

St. Gregory’s Goal: $207,638
St. Gregory’s Share: $68,521

With the funds returning to the parish, we will make repairs to the roof of our Church and CCE building to stop the leaks, add an AC Unit to the CCE building, as well as make repairs to the piano for the choir.


Meta San Gregorio: $207,638
Parte de la Parroquia: $68,521

Con los fondos regresando a la parroquia, haremos reparaciones al techo de nuestra iglesia y al edificio del CCE para detener las goteras de agua, la adición de una unidad de aire acondicionado al edificio del CCE, así como hacer reparaciones al piano para el coro.

St. James the Apostle Goal: $732,775
St. James the Apostle Share: $241,816

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $241,816! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

Remodel the South Wing:
To allow for Faith Formation and other Ministry Meeting spaces. Our current configuration does not allow for multiple meetings to take place and is not user-friendly.

Relocate Administrative, Faith Formation, and Clergy Offices:
To facilitate the remodel of the South Wing into meeting spaces, it is necessary to relocate the above offices into the rectory space.

New Rectory:
The current rectory will be converted into administrative offices. The existing rectory can only accommodate two priests and one guest. Currently, we are at capacity. It would be advantageous to have a third suite so that we might invite a retired priest to reside here at St. James. We would build a rectory to be like most in the Archdiocese, providing a suite for each priest consisting of a study, a bedroom, and private bath.


Meta Parroquial: $732,775
Parte de la Parroquia: $241,816

Proyecto #1 Remodelar el ala sur:
Para permitir espacio para que se reúna el departamento de Formación de Fe y otros ministerios. La configuración actual de nuestros salones no permite que se lleven a cabo múltiples reuniones y no es fácil de usar.

Proyecto #2 Trasladar las oficinas de la Parroquia, de Formación de Fe, y del Clero:
Para facilitar la remodelación del ala sur convirtiéndola en espacio para reuniones, es necesario reubicar las oficinas actuales en la rectoría.

Proyecto #3 Rectoría Nueva:
La rectoría actual se convertirá en oficinas administrativas. La rectoría que ahora existe solo puedo acomodar a dos sacerdotes y un invitado. Actualmente estamos al máximo de capacidad. Seria ventajoso tener una tercera habitación para que pudiéramos invitar a un sacerdote jubilado para que viva aquí en St. James. Construiríamos una rectoría como muchas en la Arquidiócesis, y así proporcionar una habitación para cada sacerdote que consiste en un estudio, un dormitorio, y un baño privado. 

St. Katharine Drexel Goal: $519,573
St. Katharine Drexel Share: $171,459

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $171,459! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

Project 1
Enclose the Pavilion: Enclosing the Pavilion will give us more space for Fellowship particularly during inclement weather.

Project 2
Upgrade the IT System: Our IT system is in need of amplification so that our CCE teachers and students will have access to online Catholic Educational Studies. In addition, the rectory needs to be on the same system as the office. Currently there is a signal being broadcast to it but it is weak and intermittent.

Project 3
Purchase Projection System for the Church: The drop down projection system will provide media availability for many videos used during Missions and other Celebrations.


Meta Parroquial: $519,573
Parte de la Parroquia: $171,459

Proyecto 1
Encerrar nuestro pabellón, lo cual aumentará nuestro espacio de compañerismo, especialmente durante las inclemencias del tiempo.

Proyecto 2
Mejorar nuestro sistema de tecnología en el campus de la parroquia. Esto ayudara a nuestros maestros y estudiantes de CCE al brindar acceso a los Estudios de Educación Católica en línea. Además, la rectoría debe estar en el mismo sistema que la oficina, y actualmente la señal que se emite es débil e intermitente.

Proyecto 3
Adquirir un sistema de proyección para la iglesia para proveer la disponibilidad de los medios para los videos usados durante las misiones y otras celebraciones.

Our Goal: $1,325,785
Our Share: $437,509

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $437,509! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

Additional Parking
We want to take full advantage of the vast amount of space we have on our Riverstone Ranch Campus. In order to do so, we feel that we need to create additional parking. Our first project will be to add additional parking, which will also help us when holding large parish events, like the Parish Bazaar!

Riverstone Ranch Pavilion
Our second project will be to build a pavilion on our Riverstone Ranch Campus so that we may fully enjoy the blessing of our land and hold many outdoor events together as a parish family. The pavilion will also be available for rent in order to help offset the cost.


Meta Parroquial: $1,325,785
Parte de la Parroquia: $437,509

Estacionamiento Adicional
Queremos aprovechar al máximo la gran cantidad de espacio que tenemos en nuestro Riverstone Ranch Campus. Para ello, sentimos que necesitamos crear estacionamiento adicional. Nuestro primer proyecto será agregar estacionamiento adicional que también nos ayudará cuando se celebren grandes eventos parroquiales, como el Bazar Parroquial!

Riverstone Ranch Pavilion
Nuestro segundo proyecto será construir un pabellón en nuestro Campus Riverstone Ranch para que podamos disfrutar plenamente de la bendición de nuestra tierra y celebrar muchos eventos al aire libre juntos como una familia parroquial. El pabellón también estará disponible para alquilar con el fin de ayudar compensar el costo.

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Campaign Goal: $534,871
St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Parish Share: $176,507

Reaching the IGNITE goal gives our parish the potential to receive $176,507! Our campaign proceeds will go toward the following:

Project 1Sound system improvement for the church

Project 2Facilities improvements and maintenance projects

Project 3Grants to parish pastoral programs


Meta Parroquial: $534,871
Parte de la Parroquia: $176,507

PROYECTO NUMERO UNOMejora del sistema de sonido para la iglesia

PROYECTO NUMERO DOSMejorando nuestros instalaciones y proyectos de mantenimiento

PROYECTO NUMERO TRESBecas para programas pastorales parroquiales 

St. Michael’s Goal: $1,021,022
St. Michael’s Share: $336,937

Through the generous contributions to the IGNITE Campaign, our parish will receive funds for special projects which have been recommended to our Pastor, Msgr. Leo by the Parish IGNITE Leadership Team. Possible use of the funds may include:

  • refurbishing and securing the Adoration Chapel located in the Family Life Center
  • upgrading technology in the Spiritual Learning Center to ensure catechists have the tools they need to engage students at every level
  • expanding Family Catechesis through a program which promotes fellowship and outreach through a weekly shared meal here at the parish.

All of these projects are dependent on the amount of funds generated for the IGNITE: Our Faith, Our Mission Campaign.


Mục tiêu của St. Michael: $ 1,021,022

Khoản phân phối cho St. Michael: $ 336,937

Việc sử dụng quỹ có thể bao gồm việc tân trang lại và trang bị hệ thống an toàn cho Nhà nguyện chầu Thánh Thể nằm trong Trung tâm Đời sống Gia đình (Family Life Center), nâng cấp phương tiện kỹ thuật cho Trung tâm Học hỏi Tâm Linh (Spiritual Learning Center) để bảo đảm cho các giáo lý viên có những công cụ họ cần nhằm thu hút các học sinh ở mọi cấp độ và mở rộng kiến thức Giáo lý Gia đình qua một chương trình cổ võ tình bằng hữu và tiếp cận thông qua một bữa ăn chia sẻ hàng tuần ở đây tại giáo xứ. Tất cả những dự án này đều phụ thuộc vào số tiền tài trợ cho chiến dịch IGNITE: Niềm tin, Sứ vụ của chúng ta.