Bonus: Since we're now beyond goal, 100% of all new pledges are retained by St. Juliana Parish.
The History of To Teach Who Christ Is at Saint Juliana Parish
In late spring of 2015 parishioners were invited to hear then-pastor Rev. Steve Kanonik introduce the To Teach Who Christ Is (TTWCI) campaign to our parish. Not long after, Father Steve was asked to take on a new role with the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the care of our parish—and implementation of the TTWCI campaign—was temporarily entrusted to Rev. Robert Beaven, pastoral administrator. On July 1, 2016, Rev. James Wallace officially began his term as our new pastor. Under his leadership TTWCI pledge receipts are continuing, and together we'll be working to identify and implement the best use of campaign funds for the benefit of the entire parish..
Where Will the TTWCI Money Go?
Our TTWCI parish goal is $1.13 million. Of that, 60% of every dollar received stays at St. Juliana Parish, and 40% is targeted to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Indirectly, the Archdiocesan share will be returned to our parish through scholarships, and improved ministries and programs focused on Catholic education and faith formation.
All parishes are encouraged to use their TTWCI proceeds to enhance ministries and facilities, whether through repairs and renovations or entirely new features and programs. At Saint Juliana, some potential areas of improvement would be: back and interior of the church, school elevator, school courtyard, parking lot, and so on. Fr. Wallace will soon gather input from the community and present potential projects that will help take our parish to the next level of vitality.