Project Advance is a diocesan-wide annual appeal which seeks to provide resources for both diocesan and individual parish needs.
The Project Advance Appeal is truly a parish effort. The Parish Appeal Team are parishioners who are enthusiastic, committed to the parish, and not afraid to speak to parishioners in order to promote the appeal and to report on progress. They are a very important part of any well-run appeal.
The Appeal Team is dedicated, caring, knows how to reach out to others and are effective partners of the Pastor in making our parish appeal a success. Members will be asked to promote the appeal at Mass during the key periods from April to June and from September to December. They play key roles in generating enthusiasm, promoting the goals of both the diocese and the parish, and extending that enthusiasm from the beginning of the appeal right to December 31st.
Each parish in the Archdiocese is assessed a financial goal for Project Advance. Once that goal has been reached, all additional gifts (less the parish’s share of expenses) is returned to the parish for its own use. This Parish Rebate Program has assisted all parishes within the Archdiocese to fund their own local building, capital improvement programs and spiritual growth programs.