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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

Past

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

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

We have begun our second building project. The dilapidated building which housed the nuns of the Order Pequeñas Madres de los Pobres in Argentina, had recently collapsed. The new building will house 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.

Current

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus y María. Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua. Present

Construction of this church will impact a catholic community of over 2000 farmers.

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:

  • Damascus Women’s Retreat. Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA, October 4-6, 2019
  • Holy Family Retreat, Our Father’s House, Moodus CT, Aug 30-Sep 1, 2019
  • Damascus Men’s Retreat,  Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  Jan 24-26, 2020
For additional information regarding our retreats please contact us at buildthefaith@buildthefaith,org

Build the Faith Teen workshops

Thanks to the wonderful collaboration of parishes, religious education groups and Girl Scouts troops, we are able to introduce youth 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.

Completed Youth workshops

Wellesley Girl Scout Troop  Sunday Sept 30, 2018
Sacred Heart Parish, Newton , MA  Jan 8, 15 and 20, 2019
St Bartholomew Parish, Needham MA  During Lent, Feb 10, 11 and March 3, 2019

Fundraiser Events

Build the Faith Music Festival, Early Fall, 2019

A fun-filled night of multi-cultural Christian music featuring Jon Niven, and 3 youth bands: English-speaking Higher Love, Spanish-speaking Katoli-k, and Brazilian band Ministério de Música Paráclito. 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. May 17, 2019

On Dec 17th of May we will host our third Cooking Demonstration and Fundraising Dinner! Participants will be taken step-by-step through Christmas-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!

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.