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OUR WORK

  • Help to build Catholic churches in areas of economic distress.
  • Youth rosary workshops at Catholic schools, religious education classes and youth groups.
  • Organization and sponsoring of Catholic retreats for men, women, youth and families, in the US.
  • Weekly rosary prayer group and rosary making.
  • Seminars and formation related to our Catholic faith.
  • Fundraising events throughout the year.

PROJECTS

Current Project

St Peter’s Church. Ghana, Africa. April 2020 – Present

St. Peter’s Church in Keniago, Ghana, Africa! The Catholic community in Keniago is vibrant and is growing fast, despite the extreme poverty, the poor road conditions and the environmental devastation from deforestation created by illegal mining. Construction of a church has already begun thanks to the availability of local resources. So far the foundation, framing and roof have been completed, but the church does not have the funding necessary to complete the project. That’s where we come in! Build the Faith has agreed to help with the completion of the church.

Recently Inaugurated

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus y María. Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua. Feb 8th, 2020

Our latest project of a new church in Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua, a predominately agricultural community of 2000 people, approximately 41km southwest of Managua.

The church was consecrated on Feb 8th, 2020 by Cardinal Brenes , to the sacred heart of Jesus and Mary. We give thanks to God, to our Donors, and to our volunteers. We could not have done it without your support.  

Past

Parish of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Garagoa, Colombia.  2016-2017.

We helped finalize the construction of the building of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and its Chapel for 24 hour adoration of the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.  We will now continue to give support to the Garagoa community by sponsoring its youth to attend Catholic retreats.

Pequeñas Madres de los Pobres. Jose C. Paz, Argentina. August 2018 – January 2019

Our second building project was completed on Jan 2019. The dilapidated building which housed the nuns of the Order Pequeñas Madres de los Pobres in Argentina, had recently collapsed. The new building houses these dedicated women and help them continue their work caring for the poor children of the streets.  The children they serve often suffer from abuse or are suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.  The nuns will provide invaluable spiritual support and guidance to these kids.

Future

Catholic Retreats

Are you looking to get closer to God in a friendly, spiritual environment? Come join us for an unforgettable weekend of friendship, compassion and fellowship! We organize and sponsor Catholic retreats in the Boston Area for women, men and families.  They consist of weekend-long retreats to enlighten the faith and establish a special bond with brothers, sisters and families in the Catholic faith.

Upcoming Retreats:

  • Holy Family Retreat, Our Father’s House, Moodus CT, Sep 4-Sep 6, 2020. Due to Covid-19 this retreat has been canceled.
  • Damascus Women’s Retreat. Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA, October 2-4, 2020
  • Damascus Men’s Retreat,  Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  Jan 22-24, 2021
For additional information regarding our retreats please contact us at buildthefaith@buildthefaith.org

Build the Faith Teen and Community workshops

Thanks to the wonderful collaboration of parishes, religious education groups and Girl Scouts troops, we are able to introduce youth and the community to Christina’s legacy of faith and hope. We teach the group the importance of  praying the Rosary, how we pray it and how to make our unique rosaries. After the workshop is completed, the group has the opportunity to do community work by helping Build the Faith introduce our mission to parishioners at Catholic masses and to sell our rosaries.

Upcoming Youth workshops

  • St Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain, MA. TDB
  • Sacred Heart school, Malden, MA. TBD
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Newton, MA. TBD

Completed Youth workshops

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain, MA. March 8, 2020.
  • St Bartholomew Parish, Needham MA. Jan 26-27, 2020; Feb 10-11 and March 3, 2019.
  • Blessed Sacrament School. Walpole, MA. Jan 20, 2020,  Dec 2, 2019, Dec 8, 2018.
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Sudbury, Ma. November 17, 2019.
  • Sacred heart school Malden, Ma. March 14. 2019.
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Newton , MA.  Jan 8, 15 and 20, 2019.
  • Saint John School. Wellesley, Ma. Feb 2019.
  • Wellesley Girl Scout Troop.  Sunday Sept 30, 2018.

Upcoming Talks to the Community

  • Sacred Heart school Malden, MA. TBD
  • Lift Ministries, Needham MA. May, 2020
  • Immaculate Conception, Asheville, NC. Sept 26-27, 2020

Completed Talks to the Community

  • Grupo de oración camino de Maria, Barranquilla, Colombia. Feb 15, 2020.
  • St Agustine Preparatoty School, Managua, Nicaragua. Feb 7, 2020.
  • Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, El Doral, Fla. Jan 7, 2020.
  • Damascus Women Retreat, Billerica, Ma. Oct 4, 2019.
  • Lift Ministries, Needham, MA.  March 20, 2019.
  • Emaus Womens Retreat, Chia, Colombia. April 27, 2019.
  • Emaus Women Retreat, Rome, Italy. April 13,2019.
  • Emaus Women Retreat, Santiago de Chile, Chile. April 2018.
  • Damascus Women Retreat, Billerica, Ma. Sept 29, 2017.
  • Damascus Women Retreat, Billerica, Ma. June 24, 2016.

Fundraiser Events

Build the Faith 3rd Music Festival, Oct 17th, 2020 @ 6:00PM

A fun-filled night of multi-cultural Christian music featuring 3 youth bands: English-speaking Higher Love, Spanish-speaking Katoli-k. Come share your faith in a unique way with live music. This event will be in Christina’s memory.

Cooking Class Demonstration and Fundraising Dinner. Late Summer (DTB)

Late in the Summer we will host our fifth Cooking Demonstration and Fundraising Dinner! Participants will be taken step-by-step through Summer-themed gourmet meal. All guests will enjoy a beautifully prepared and served meal and receive a take-home recipe booklet. It will be a fun-filled evening of faith, love and community. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event!  email us at buildthefaith@buildthefaith.org

We will serve as an instrument to bring close to God those who have distanced themselves or are struggling in their path to the catholic faith.