My Parish is Alive

Your Gifts to CLI in Action

Dear Friends and Benefactors of Catholic Leadership Institute,

My name is Father Ivan Olmo, and I am thankful and blessed to be the shepherd and pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. I am grateful to be one of thousands of priests who have benefitted from services and support from Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI).

Because of the accompaniment of CLI, I have discovered new ways to shepherd God’s flock entrusted to my care and to minister to parishioners of all ages and demographics… including our children and our young people, who are truly the next generation of our Church. I am better able to inspire the hearts of our parishioners and welcome them each Sunday and throughout the week to encounter the Lord. CLI has truly helped me to empower our parishioners to transform our parish into a vibrant and dynamic faith community with a vision.

It brings me extraordinary happiness when I hear my parishioners say, “This Church is alive!”

Because of your kindness, the Church is more alive, more vibrant. Because of you, I see hearts that are burning and alive for our Lord. Because of your generosity, our faith can be alive and thriving for generations to come. We say, "Thank you."

Please know that my Advent blessings and prayers of gratitude are with you this holy season and throughout the New Year!

God's peace and blessings always,

Fr. Ivan

To see how gifts to CLI ignite the parish, to meet my friend Salim, and to hear my greatest joy watch below:

by Catholic Leadership Institute

Dec 09, 2021