Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising’

V8s for vocations – Priest’s garage gang fundraiser

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Doing up V8s started out as way of fundraising for seminary education. Then, somewhere amidst the spanners, “V8s for Vocations” became a unique form of evangelization. It all started when mechanic-turned-priest Father Matthew Keller gathered together a “Garage Gang” of classic car aficionados. Between them, they restored a “muscle car“, which they raffled in an Read more

Three major trends in Catholic fundraising

Friday, August 26th, 2016

I have vivid memories of attending Mass throughout my childhood and youth and listening to the priest, financial parish secretary or visitor explain, as an auditor would, why there wasn’t enough money or why they needed more. The person speaking said something like this: “We are doing fantastic work, but we can only continue because Read more

Sisters sleeping out for the night

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

On Friday Sister Catherine Hannan and Sister Marcellin Wilson will be sleeping out overnight for World Homeless Day. The sleep-out is being organised by Wellington’s many agencies collaborating to help raise funds and awareness about the  reality of homelessness in New Zealand. “We are both witnessing and fund raising as well, so I am asking Read more

Orthodox rabbis in Israel fundraise for vandalised church

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Orthodox rabbis and the speaker of Israel’s parliament have raised thousands of dollars to help repair a famous Christian Church torched by Jewish vandals. The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes near the Sea of Galilee was set alight on June 18 and anti-Christian graffiti was daubed on its walls. A crowd-funding Read more

Priest to fight parishioner in charity boxing match

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A Catholic priest is donning his boxing gloves for a charity fight next month. Fr Pierre “Jalapeno” Pepper, parish priest of St Rynagh’s in Banagher, Co Offaly, will be squaring up to parishioner Jared “The Artful Dodger” Madden to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Read more

Churches sponsor financial literacy course for Pasifika people

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

A new cultural approach to teaching Pasifika families how to get out of debt and be smarter with their finances is about to be trialled at two Auckland churches. The financial literacy programmes which began in October are being delivered bi-lingually, taking into account cultural values and obligations that impact financial decisions for Pacific people. Read more