The Joy of Love!
Thank you to all those who have already turned in their pledge cards for the Diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal. So far we have 153 responses with the total pledged at $32,353. Our parish ACA assessment for 2017 is $50,000
Our participation in the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) makes possible the wonderful efforts of Bishop McElroy to invigorate our parish and Diocesan ministries to engaged couples, families and the separated and divorced. It also supports all the other Diocesan Ministries and Outreach Programs that offer compassion and teach the way of Christ to so many in our diocese: service to the poor, training of seminarians, the ongoing formation of all of our priests, and the presence of Christ for those imprisoned.
The ACA supports the Diocesan programs that our own parishioners have opportunities to benefit from, for example: Marriage Preparation programs; Youth programs like Camp Emmaus; and Diocesan in-service programs for our catechists. It also supports the care of retired priests like Msgr. Mullarkey – you can see his picture with the other retired priests in the brochure! It also supports Catholic schools like St. Columba and Holy Family, which some of our parishioners attend.
Our parish ACA assessment for 2017 is $50,000. Your generosity in the past assures me that we will be able to make and even exceed that goal. Once we reach our goal, any funds pledged and paid over our assessed amount will be returned to the parish. Indeed, last year our parish received a check from the Diocese for $26,000.
We are so very grateful for your consideration to donate to this appeal. You can click here to donate through the Diocesan website (please select St. Catherine’s as you parish), or you can donate through our Online Giving page.
May our love for God and for one another lead us to greater joy in our families, our parish family, and all of our Diocese.