January 21, 2018

Cardinal’s Appeal – A Time For Reflection

This week, you are asked to review the Cardinal’s Appeal brochure that you will receive today. The theme of the campaign is: “Seek first the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 6:33). As we seek first the Kingdom of God, we have the capability of helping it to be present in our lives and in the lives of those around us through our works of charity, our works of love and compassion.

The Cardinal’s Appeal campaign is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift, today, payable over then months.

A significant gift to the Cardinal’s Appeal will touch the lives of many others in a very positive way. As you review the work enabled by your contribution, please reflect on God’s gifts to you. He has given you all that you have. Your gifts to our parish, to the archdiocese and to the work of the Church throughout the world should be given in gratitude for the continuing gifts that God gives you.

Sometimes it is difficult to envision how one pledge can help an organization the size of our archdiocese, how it can make a real difference. But each pledge does make a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable out archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services.

Our combined gifts not only signify our gratitude to God, they glorify Him by enabling the work of our archdiocese and give Him thanks for all He has given us.

If you received your pledge form in the mail earlier this month, please complete it and mail it back or bring it to Mass next weekend. For those of you that did not receive a mailing or have not has time to respond to it, we will conduct our in-pew pledge process at all Masses next weekend and the following weekend.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.

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