The St. Therese Fund for Evangelization
Our parishes and schools, as well as all of our Diocesan ministries, are in need of innovative approaches and resources to support evangelization at the core of all we do as a faith community. The St. Therese Fund allows for the creative and exciting work of sharing our faith.
In 2021, the St. Therese Fund for Evangelization awarded $33,000 to two ministries focusing on evangelization work. Learn more about them below!
Diocesan Young Adult Council: Will create a local chapter of Young Catholic Professionals, with the ultimate goal of helping Bishop Caggiano launch a Young Catholic Pastoral Center.
Veritas Catholic Radio: Sponsors the "Let Me Be Frank" radio show, which airs every Wednesday at 12 p.m. and stars none other than Bishop Caggiano himself. Tune in here!
About Our Namesake
St. Therese of Lisieux was a French Carmelite nun, and along with St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most popular saints in the history of the Catholic Church. She was beatified in 1923 and canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.
Along with St. Francis Xavier, she is the co-patron of all foreign missions. She is also the patron saint of those living with HIV and AIDS, florists, and gardeners -- owing to her nickname of "The Little Flower of Jesus." Her major shrine, the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux, is the second most visited pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes.
Her feast day is October 1.