Dear Friend in Christ:
Our Catholic faith is a priceless gift from God. For most of us, that gift was passed on to us by our parents and family and nurtured in Catholic schools or through religious education programs. It is strengthened and renewed through the sacraments and through our parish life. It teaches us how to celebrate and to grieve. It inspires hope and dispels fear. It brings us the promise of salvation and eternal life. It is a gift beyond price, beyond measure.
We are called by God to share this gift and to experience the miracle that this gift is never diminished when we share it. This gift increases when we share it with others. Through the support given to the Annual Catholic Appeal, the gift of our Catholic faith is able to be shared in many ways.