An Expression of Ministry

“Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s kingdom.”
––Henri Nouwen

The Paulist mission, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is to be an agent of Gospel change: reaching out to those who are yet to know God’s unfailing love and mercy, building new relationships with people of other faith traditions, and ministering to Catholics who have been away from the Church.

Fundraising is much more than passing the collection plate on Sunday. From the perspective of Scripture, it is a ministry. It is a way of announcing our mission and inviting people to participate in that mission. Fundraising is a very concrete way to help the Kingdom of God come about.

That is the Paulist approach to fundraising. The mission and ministries of the Paulist Fathers would not be possible without the prayerful generosity of so many supporters. Each gift is a share in the important work of the Paulist Fathers, and through your support, the Paulists are able to carry out their mission of evangelism, reconciliation, ecumenism, and inter-religious dialogue.


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Director:Jackie Thomas-Suggs
Phone:(202) 269-2500
Toll-free:(800) 472-8547
Fax:(202) 269-2507

Office for Financial Development
North American Paulist Center
3015 Fourth Street NE
Washington, DC 20017