Bicentennial Campaign

Strengthening our past, present, and future together


Thank you to all St. Mary Help of Christians parishioners who have made a commitment to our Bicentennial Campaign effort.  We have officially surpassed our campaign target of raising $1,720,000 over the next five years!

We are so blessed with a devoted and generous parish family! 

Since we have now surpassed 100% of our target, our sharing formula with the Catholic Community Foundation now changes and we will receive a larger share of the funds.  75% of each dollar committed hereafter will be returned to St. Mary’s to meet our critical needs, which are outlined in our Case for Support document included on this page.

If you have yet to make a pledge/donation to our effort – it’s not too late!  Please use the online giving link below or contact our Parish Office to learn more.

Praise be to God!

In celebration of the Diocese of Charleston turning 200 years old in 2020, the Bicentennial Campaign was launched to strengthen the parishes and missions of South Carolina, form Catholics to believe in the Gospel, and live the Gospel through social outreach.

At St. Mary Help of Christians, we are carrying-out this effort with a full understanding of the difficulties many in our community are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We view this campaign as a tremendous opportunity to bring our parish family together in a time of great need across our state.

Your support to our Bicentennial Campaign effort will provide needed resources to various elements of the past, present, and future of parish life at St. Mary’s. Please view our Case for Support document under Resources to learn more.

Through the generosity of St. Mary’s parishioners in the early stages of the campaign, we have already achieved over 50% of our $1,720,000 goal! Pledges made to the Bicentennial Campaign may be fulfilled over the next 5 years, are not legally-binding, and can be adjusted at any time.

If we are able to surpass 100% of our campaign target, we will receive more than half of all funds raised thereafter. This can be a truly transformative effort for our parish!

Please pray for our success!

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