It Begins with ONE
When we come together as ONE, we give life and hope to our faith, our community and our future. I challenge you to help revive our church over the next four years: I am asking you to GIVE, to SERVE and to PRAY. By raising $50 million, serving 5 million hours and spending 5 million hours focused on our faith, we will become one with Christ, the one Bread of Life, the one Chalice of Salvation. —Bishop Jaime Soto
The Most Reverend Bishop Jaime Soto released his strategic plan, titled “A Hopeful and Effective Sacrament of Christ in Northern California” on March 6, 2012. The priorities identified in the plan are Catholic education, formation of the laity, youth ministry, vocations, communications, Sacramentum Caritatis (the sacrament of charity) and resource development. In the plan, the bishop calls upon the Catholic people of the Diocese to “revitalize Catholic education, invigorate the formation of the laity, encourage our youth and young adults, challenge them to serve Christ and His Church, announce the Gospel in the public square of social media, serve the poor and marginalized more effectively and harness the resources so this can all be done.”
The strategic plan is an exciting and ambitious endeavor. Now it’s time to begin the implementation. Bishop Soto and The Catholic Foundation are launching the ONE Campaign, a major capital campaign to raise a minimum of $50 million. The 2013 capital campaign is the financial engine necessary to implement and sustain the bishop’s strategic plan. Funds raised from the capital campaign will support the various endeavors of the strategic plan, with a portion going back to each parish.
Learn more about the Bishop’s strategic plan and read the ONE Campaign’s expanded case statement: