A Message from Deacon James

07-15-2019NewslettersDeacon James Carabajal

The Lord blesses each one of us with many undeserved gifts. And, for those who have been blessed and who are inspired by the Gospel teachings, charitable giving is a reflective and joy-inspired expression of love and gratitude for God and His people. The Catholic Community Foundation’s mission is to help you put those goodhearted values into action and grow the value of your gift for the greater good of our community, here in the Diocese of Phoenix, and beyond.

We at the Foundation remain committed to protecting and preserving your charitable gifts according to our Catholic faith and values. However, many have not been introduced to the Catholic Community Foundation here in the Diocese of Phoenix. Please allow me to do so.

We are a separate and distinct 501(c)(3) non-profit civil organization that enjoys the recognition of a Juridic Private Canonical organization in the Church. The Foundation focuses its efforts by supporting parishes, Catholic schools, and the many Catholic faith-based organizations who fulfill God’s call to serve through those generous gifts entrusted to us, from all of you.


A message from our Chairman, John Even


May your summer bring many blessings

Our youngest daughter, Emily, was born on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 2002, so this Feast Day and the whole month of June has always been a special one for our family. I hope that this month and this summer bring many blessings to all of you and your families and that you are able to get out of town for a vacation for at least a little while to refresh your minds, bodies, and souls.

For my wife, Rebecca and me, our faith is the most important part of our lives. The Catholic Community Foundation helps us put our faith into action through streamlining our charitable giving and helping us support our favorite ministries in an impactful way. As Saint Ignatius of Loyola says, “Faith is seen more in deeds than in words.”