By its very nature, college ministry involves a good bit of fundraising. We minister to young college students with lots of desire and little money. The success of our ministry in many ways depends on the generosity of others. Though it can be daunting to raise money on a regular basis, it also gives the opportunity to share our mission with others. Time and time again, we have seen this outreach become the catalyst for conversion in the hearts of people who were invited to support our mission.
On May 5, 2022 Our Lady of Wisdom participated in South Louisiana Giving Day. For the past several years the priority for this particular day has been to fund our FOCUS Missionary Team for the upcoming year, and to provide funds for our campus ministry efforts. This year we were able to raise $118,000 for our ministry on the campus of the University of Louisiana. Thanks to your generosity, our FOCUS team is fully funded for the 2022-2023 academic year. FOCUS adds much to our mission, including providing Bible studies for our students. This past year there were 29 weekly Bible studies with over 180 students attending on a regular basis. We hope to continue to increase these numbers, and we cannot do it without your support!
Thank you for your generosity to Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center for SOLA Giving Day. One of our benefactors who provided a portion of our match made the comment that there are many great programs and institutions that ask for donations. We know this to be true. The fact that so many people made the decision to give to Wisdom when there are so many other worthwhile endeavors is truly humbling. I am grateful for your continued support of Wisdom’s mission to form lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ!
Fr. Patrick S. Broussard