NEWS – 2012 Cardinal’s Appeal Begins

“SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD” (MATTHEW 6:33) Many of our parishioners have received a mailing this week from Cardinal Wuerl. He has asked that you make a pledge to the 2012 Cardinal’s Appeal. The Appeal not only funds the operations of the archdiocese, it funds services that are of great help to the ministries here in our parish. For example, the Appeal fund supports our Extraordinary Ministers and Lector training, VIRTUS, and Catechist workshops. This year, the theme of the Appeal is, “Seek first the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 6:33) As we seek first the kingdom of God, we have the capability of helping it to be present in our lives and in the lives of those around us. How does this happen? Through our works of charity, our works of love, our works of love and compassion. Contributions to the Cardinal’s Appeal offers each of us the opportunity to respond to the needs of others by enabling ministries and services that touch thousands of lives. Please prayerfully consider a generous pledge to the 2012 Cardinal’s Appeal.

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1 Response to NEWS – 2012 Cardinal’s Appeal Begins

  1. Father Joe says:

    Cardinal’s Appeal 2012: A Time for Reflection – This week, you are asked to review the Cardinal’s Appeal brochure and the tabloid that you will receive with your bulletin today. The theme of the campaign is: “Seek first the
    kingdom of God.” (Matthew 6:33) The Cardinal’s Appeal campaign is much different than a one time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift, payable over ten months. A significant gift to the Cardinal’s Appeal will touch the lives of many others in a very positive way. As you review the work enabled by your contribution, 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 should be given in gratitude for the continuing gifts that God gives you. Sometimes it is difficult to envision how one pledge can help an organization the size of our archdiocese, how it can make a real difference. But each pledge does make a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. Our combined gifts not only signify our gratitude to God, they glorify Him by enabling the work of our archdiocese and give Him thanks for all He has given us. If you received your pledge form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back or bring it to Mass next weekend. For those of you that did not receive a mailing or have not had time to respond to it, we will conduct our in-pew pledge process at all Masses next weekend and the following weekend. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.

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