Mary, Mother of Eternal Light,
Good Joseph Faithful and Just;
Jesus, Morning Star so Bright,
In You we put our trust.
On this day we praise and
For the mighty works You do;
As we grow in faith and community,
In our school, all bright and new.
What is Faith and Foundation?
Faith and Foundation is comprised of current and former school parents, teaching staff, and other parishioners committed to St. Augustine Parish’s efforts to build a new school.
Fundraising for the new school commenced in 2001 after a year-long review by the parish (known as Project Jubilee) under then-Pastor John Brioux, OMI. This resulted in a decision to replace the old school. In the following years, the parish leadership team adopted “Faith and Foundation” as a means of communicating the spiritual and physical cornerstones of this project.
The Faith and Foundation steering committee co-ordinates fundraising, communications and building initiatives; it also works to integrate these activities with the Parish’s broader goals. Faith and Foundation is accountable to our pastor, Father Andrew Stendzina, and the parish’s Finance Committee and Pastoral Council. Please see the members’ bios on the Team Players page.
The Faith and Foundation Logomark
The Faith and Foundation Logomark, displayed in the website masthead, was crafted to be a visual extension of the culture of the St. Augustine community. In one simple and recognizable emblem, we hope to invoke the notion of cornerstones, both physical and spiritual. These two interpretations of the logomark align with our Faith and Foundation name. Our faith, and our children's instruction in it, calls us to be cornerstones of Christianity, and our foundation, while physical bricks and mortar, is also borne of this same faith.
The bricks that make the foundation's corner reveal a cross, a tree, a leaf or a grain of wheat. While these subtle visual cues draw us visually to the core of our cause, it's the faith and the foundation brought daily to our children's teachings that should be recalled by our mark.
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*Faith & Foundation Funds are held in a separate Parish/Archdiocesan account strictly for the purpose of building a new school at St. Augustine’s.
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Year after year, our parish and school community members give, in a spirit of gratitude and hope, to the School Building Fund. Last year, 98% of all school families made a donation or pledge to help us build our new school. This faithfulness is a testament to the generosity of our community and shows how much we value our children, teachers and staff, and the importance of Catholic education. Together, we donated almost $427,000 that will pay down the mortgage and move us into a stronger position towards completing the project.
I want to thank each of you, as donors and volunteers, for the quiet and consistent investment you make in our kids. On behalf of the entire Faith & Foundation committee, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Rob Napoli, Chair Fall Campaign
The Class of 2012 says
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