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OUR WORK

Inspired by Christina Dangond unwavering faith and resilience, Build the Faith aims to make a lasting impact on individuals and communities facing economic challenges. We recognize that economic distress can often lead to a loss of hope, a lack of resources, and a sense of isolation. By constructing churches and retreat houses in these areas, we aim to restore faith, provide solace, and foster a sense of community to help individuals and families rebuild their lives.

Since its incorporation in 2016, Build the Faith has worked in fulfilling its mission by:

  • Helping to build Catholic churches in areas of economic distress around the world
  • Hosting youth rosary workshops at Catholic schools and religious education programs 
  • Organizing and sponsoring Catholic retreats for men, women, youth and families in the USA
  • Hosting Seminars and formation events related to our Catholic faith
  • Fundraising events throughout the year
  • Weekly rosary prayer groups and rosary making activities
  • Weekly faith Blogs (English and Spanish)

PROJECTS

Build the Faith Projects concentrate on regions experiencing economic hardship worldwide, empowering local communities to construct their own churches, convents, and retreat houses with our assistance. To date, we have successfully completed projects in five countries: Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Mexico and now God is taking to help a community in Cameroon.

CATHOLIC RETREATS

Build the Faith organizes yearly weekend retreats tailored for men, women, and families. These retreats foster a deeper connection with God in a supportive environment characterized by compassion and fellowship.

Upcoming Retreats:

  • Damascus Men’s weekend Retreat, Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  March 1-3, 2024
  • Damascus Women’s weekend Retreat, Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  Oct 4-6, 2024

For additional information regarding our retreats please contact us at buildthefaith@buildthefaith.org

BUILD THE FAITH TEEN AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of parishes, religious education programs, Catholic schools, and Girl Scouts troops, Build the Faith extends our founder Christina’s message of faith and hope to youth and the Catholic community through Rosary Workshops. These workshops not only share Christina’s inspirational story but also teach attendees the significance of the rosary and how to pray it. Moreover, participants have the chance to engage in community service by crafting rosaries, spreading awareness of our mission and Christina’s message within their parish or school communities, and assisting in the sale of rosaries to raise funds in support of Build the Faith’s mission. If you’re interested in bringing our workshops to your Catholic community, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Upcoming Youth workshops

  • Good Shepard Church. Wayland, MA. February 25, 2024

  • St Mary’s of the Assumption. Lawrence, MA. March 17, 2024

  • St Julia Parish. Weston, MA. April 7, 2024

  • Blessed Sacrament school. Walpole, MA. April 22, 2024

  • St Rose of Lima Parish. Chelsea, MA. June 9, 2024

  • St Joseph Church. Lynn, MA. October 27

Upcoming Talks to the Community

  • Damascus Men’s retreat, Billerica, Ma
  • Damascus Women’s retreat, Billerica, Ma

FUNDRAISER EVENTS 

Inspired by Christina’s love for cooking, music and movies, we host different fundraiser events throughout the year. Our goal is to bring the Build the Faith community and its friends together to share a fun time while learning about Christina’s strong faith in God and her non-profit work around the world

Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

  • Cooking class Fundraiser: April 20th, 2024. Weston, Ma
  • Build the Faith Under the Stars Outdoor Dinner Fundraiser: Sept 14th, 2024. Weston, Ma

Build The Faith “Empowering Communities through Faith and Hope”