Posted on December 4, 2017 · Posted in News

Three families, hundreds of donors to ABCD honored at annual ThanksForGiving Mass

 Friday, December 1, 2017                                                                                                                   Ana Rodriguez Soto – Florida Catholic newspaper

Father Paguaga, in turn, credits the Erañas for helping the parish grow “beautifully. There are more people involved, more ministries, and more people aware of the life of the parish,” he said.

The Erañas were one of three families honored at the annual Mass, attended this year by more than 600 people. The Mass is a way of thanking everyone who donates to the annual ABCD campaign, which supports the charitable and educational works of the archdiocese.

The other families honored were Ducarmel and Monique Augustin of St. Helen Parish in Fort Lauderdale, who received the One in Faith award; and the children of Alicia Aixalá, whose posthumous donation could yield as much as $17 million for the archdiocese and her parish, Epiphany. It’s the largest donation received by the archdiocese in decades. On behalf of their mother, the five Aixalá children accepted this year’s One in Charity award. (See accompanying story)