St. Jude on "Hawaii News Now-Sunrise"
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00 pm
St Jude's very own Father Khanh was interviewed along with
Parish Council member John Faurot, on "Hawaii News Now - Sunrise"
Steve Uyehara conducted the interview, which focused on St. Jude's campaign
to build a new church and its role within the broader community of West Oahu
amidst rapid regional economic growth.
Father Khanh shared the success of the congregation phase of our campaign
through the blessisngs and generosity of you, our parish. The initial $3 million
goal for the parish was exceeded this weekend, as you participated in
"Commitment Weekend." While hundreds of pledges are still being processed,
preliminary results indicate at least 107% of our initial target was raised.
Early estimates also indicate that nearly $1 million was raised by the
conclusion of Sunday's 5pm Mass, with over 100 additional families
still praying over their support.
By announcing the campaign on "Hawaii News Now", we are raising our sight in
terms of broader community suport and continue to welcome pledges and
donations from parishioners and members of the broader community.
We have many goals we hope to achieve on our road to Leihano.
Click here to pledge your support:
On behalf of Father Khanh and the legion of devoted campaign volunteers, we
are so humbled by your outpouring of blessings and generosity this weekend.
Mahalo nui loa for your demonstration of faith, stewardship, and hope
for our next generations.
Stay tuned for final Commitment Weekend results and photos
to be posted here as soon as they are available!
St. Jude Capital Campaign Launches with $2 million raised!
Building Hope and Community for Generations:The Capital Campaign for St. Jude at Leihano
The Building Hope & Community for Generations Campaign projects outlined HERE are
shaped by the evolving needs of our parish, and are rooted in our mission to see
Jesus Christ in our lives every day and to spread the Good News of his salvation. With
larger and more inviting facilities, coupled with adequate space to fulfill our vibrant
ministries, we hope that more Catholics in West Oahu see St. Jude as a destination and
choose to worship here, continuing to build our vibrant community.
With over $2 million already raised towards our $3 million goal, we are 67% of the way!
This amount comes from 100+ pledges—an average five-year pledged commitment of
over $18,000! Thank you to our early donors and tireless volunteers for helping us get
Successfully raising $3 million will require the participation of a united parish. In the
coming weeks, you will receive more information in the mail and at Mass. If a parish
volunteer contacts you, please receive their call warmly as they request a few minutes
of your time to discuss the campaign and the opportunities it presents to us as a faith
Please visit http://BuildingHope.StJudeHawaii.org to learn more!
We should make plans…counting on God to direct us.”
St. Jude is building a new spiritual home at Leihano! You have seen the
renderings, unveiled at the St. Jude Feast Day celebration in October and
currently posted on the back wall of the church near the sacristy.
Now, the Parish Communications Task Force invites you to take a closer look
at the vision for St. Jude Catholic Church at Leihano.
Please visit our new website to learn more about the construction of our new parish
facilities, get to know our project leadership team, and leave your feedback.
St. Jude's Feast Day Letter from the Bishop