Annual Giving Campaign
Dear Friends in Christ,
Here at Montserrat, we are striving to fulfill the mission of “providing the transforming good news of the Gospel to individuals and society.” Through the generous support and participation by our donors, volunteers, and our Captains (retreatants who share their personal experience in their parishes and communities), we served 4,124 individuals through Silent Retreats, Day Retreats, Contract Group Retreats, and Diocesan/Parish/Province Retreats during this past Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
We are growing and need your continued support through our Annual Giving Campaign (AGC). The contributions for the 2015 AGC brought in close to $200,000 with additional support from grants through The Catholic Foundation for St. Ignatius Chapel, The Montserrat Foundation, The Scanlan Foundation, and The USA Central and Southern Province for the Society of Jesus.
Your generosity to the AGC provided partial and full financial assistance to over 200 individuals who were not able to cover the financial cost of a retreat. This ensures all those who wish to make a retreat may enjoy the spiritual fruits Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House offers. Donations further support the renovation of St. Ignatius Chapel this winter and keeping this amazing facility beautiful. With your help, we provide transformative spiritual experiences to all who join us on retreats and for the Saturdays of Renewal, as they encounter the Lord at this most peaceful refuge. As one retreatant recently stated, “[it is] a real chance to get up close and personal with God in a beautiful environment.” Now is the time to sign up for your annual retreat and to invite a friend to Montserrat!
As we launch the 2016 Annual Giving Campaign, our goal is $250,000. By your generosity, Montserrat will be able to continue offering financial assistance to those in need, as well as growing in several exciting ways:
- Outreach to the Young Adult Community through a young adult retreat.
- Necessary updates and improvements to the Retreat House for greater energy efficiency and modernization.
- Expanded outreach to the Hispanic Community through two Silent Retreats and two Days of Reflection.
- Outreach to the Vietnamese Community, as we are welcoming Fr. John Lan Tran, S.J. to the Jesuit Community at Montserrat.
We ask for your continued support to the mission of Montserrat in “providing the transforming good news of the Gospel” through the 2016 Annual Giving Campaign. Through the generosity of one of our donors, the first $50,000 donated to the AGC will be matched. This opportunity will end on December 31, 2016, so please help us by sending your donation now. Consider the gift a retreat at Montserrat has been to you in your life and please share that gift with others.
You will continue to remain in our daily mass intentions.
P.S.-Check out our new promotional video with Bishop Michael Olson of the Fort Worth Diocese on our YouTube page!