ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF!”
Please spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal brochure that you received with the February 12 Guide. Please remember that the Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift payable in installments.
The ACA theme, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself,” was selected to remind us that our contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal enable the funded ministries and services to share God’s love with many others in our parish, our Archdiocese, and throughout the world. Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of the many enable our Archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. After our parish goal is reached in cash, 100 percent of any additional funds come back to our parish to help fund our needs.
As you review the work enabled by your contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal, 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 are given in gratitude for the continuing gifts that God gives you.