Forward with Faith - Investing in the Church’s Future

Saint John the Evangelist Parish is asking for your participation in Forward with Faith, the Archdiocese of Hartford’s first-ever archdiocesan-wide capital campaign.  Its mission:  investing in the Church’s future needs by strengthening its parishes, schools, faith formation programs and social service ministries.  50% of the monies raised will meet needs throughout the Archdiocese; the remaining 50% goes back to the parish.

Through the early phase St. John the Evangelist has received 31 gifts totaling $198,900 in pledges.  Dependent upon the amount of money pledged now, the monies that remain in the parish will be used for:

  • installing handicap accessible bathrooms on the main level,
  • repairing the flooding problem at the rectory,
  • upgrades to the church sacristy including flooring, wiring and painting
  • dedicating space for multi-media resources supporting Catechesis and Evangelization.

Any excess funds would be applied to the expense of installing an elevator.

Separate from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal - in which the money collected each year is distributed to the ministries of the archdiocese to support them one year at a time - Forward with Faith makes strategic long-term investments in local parish communities, Catholic social service providers and innovative Catholic education programs for schools and parishes.

Pledge envelopes are available at the exits of the church and at the Parish Office. 

 Forward with Faith is managed by The Hartford Bishops’ Foundation (HBF), an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the mission of the Archdiocese of Hartford. To learn more about HBF and Forward with Faith please visit