The Diocesan Appeal helps the Diocese of Rockford to provide many works of charity and evangelization. This way, the diocese can help each parish to be involved in charitable and merciful love, not only on the parish level, but also on the level of the whole diocese. By pooling our resources, we can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese, and society at large. Your gift to the 2016 Diocesan Appeal supports ministries like these: help to those in crisis, protection for the vulnerable, training lay ministers, support for retired priests, sacramental preparation for all ages, diversity outreach, and many more!
I am very grateful to all of you who supported last year’s Diocesan Appeal with generous hearts. This year, the Diocese of Rockford is asking us to support the appeal with $133,183.
We ask you to be as generous as you can. Some can give more, some less, some none. No offering is too big or too small. We thank you for all. Based on the actual history of monetary support of our parish, if each family could give $150 to this year’s Diocesan Appeal, our goal could easily be achieved.
Thank you, as always, for your great generosity to our parish. Your participation and prayers are important to our success. May your experience during this Easter Season a greater gratitude to God and a deeper sense of love and unity with our Risen Lord, our Catholic faith community at this parish, the Rockford Diocese, and the Church Universal.
Peace and Goodness,
Fr. Peter Sarnicki, OFM, Conv.