Most past contributors to the Archdbishop’s Catholic Appeal will receive a mailing from Archbishop Sample within the next few days. At all Masses next weekend, additional information will be provided in the bulletin insert. Appeal funds are used to help fund Archdiocesan offices and agencies that assist the parishes and their people. In addition, part of the funds are used to assist retired archdiocesan priests and seminarian education.
The theme of the 2019 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is, “Renew our dedication to Christ through education and formation.” As you consider the amount you are able to pledge to help these ministries, please reflect on the following:
Contributing to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is to journey with others toward Heaven. Take a moment to honestly examine all the God-given blessings in your life and then ask not yourself, but ask God: “What is just?” By our baptism and our confirmation in the Catholic church, each of us is called to serve as a good sheperd. We’re called not only to follow Christ but to be Christ.
Please pray for the Lord’s guidance as you consider the above reflections, and please give generously according to the blessings God has given you. For more information please visit osd.arhcdpdx.org.