Since 1990, generous American Catholics have supported over $1 million in projects which were submitted to our office by the bishops of Estonia. These efforts have helped the Church in Estonia rebuild itself and begin to live and serve in freedom. The following are just a few examples of past, ongoing, and new projects sponsored through our office.
With your help, we have …
… Provided church in Tallinn with computer equipment and training
This project helped with the important and ongoing process of computerization in the former Soviet republics.
… Supported the establishment of two pastoral centers
Restoring the pastoral capacity of the church in Estonia is crucial and this project included two big steps in the right direction with new pastoral centers in Tallinn.
… Purchased a photo copying machine
Practical office equipment necessities, which we take for granted, were not readily available or affordable in the former Soviet Union.
… and we continue to …
… Support the renovation of the Ss. Peter and Paul Eastern-rite cathedral in Tallinn
Renovating the cathedral has practical and symbolic importance as the center of the Estonian Church. Request submitted: $40,000
… Help with installation of heat and electricity system in cathedral
Installing and maintaining a good quality heating and electricity system in the northern Baltic region is crucial for the survival of the church building and its use. Request submitted: $75,000
… Fund construction of convent, chapel, retreat and social work center for Sisters of St. Bridget
We continue to support the restoration and renewal of women religious who are doing so much to serve their church community. Request submitted: $100,000
We hope in the future to …
… Continue to support the Eastern rite parish of Ss. Peter and Paul in Tallinn
This parish is crucial for the Eastern rite faithful in Estonia. His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, Major Archbishop of the Greek Catholic Church of Ukraine, appointed a pastor to serve the spiritual needs of this community. Request submitted: $70,000
… Support and renovate school in Tartu
We continue to make Catholic education a priority in Estonia and support the initiatives of the bishops accordingly. Request submitted: $125,000
… Convert a house into a parish center for parish of Ss. Peter and Paul
The Eastern rite parish of Ss. Peter and Paul is the largest parish in Estonia, receiving some 40 new members each year, and pastoral outreach, especially to youth, is increasingly important. Request submitted: $70,000