2021 Catholic Archdiocesan Annual Appeal 



 

The Catholic Archdiocesan Annual Appeal is well underway for this year.

“When it comes to money, we can easily fall into the mind-set that we own every dollar in our bank accounts. But Psalm 24:1 tells us God actually owns it all. Since He is owner of the earth and everything in it, we’re simply managing His stuff for Him. When we give, it’s a reflection of God’s ownership over that money, and it’s praise and worship for His blessings. We open our hands and release our tight grip on the material things of this world and turn our faith toward God. At its core, generosity really is an act of worship.

Again and again, the Bible emphasizes giving as a gift for us. In the Old Testament, Proverbs 11:25 (NIV) says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” And in Acts 20:35 (NIV) Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” We are most like God when we give, since He is the ultimate giver! And if becoming more Christlike is why we’re even here at all, then giving really is a blessing for the giver.” (Chris Brown, Stewardship.com)

In this light, we want to encourage you to make your commitment or pledge today to donate to this year’s appeal.  We can appreciate that for most the amount may be significantly less than previous years, but all donations, no matter how small, will help the Archdiocese meet its commitment and obligations around the nation. May God continue to bless you all for your kindness and support.

 

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Updated: September 26, 2021

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