March 31, 2017
CARDINAL’S ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP APPEAL - SHARING GOD’S GIFTS
The appeal helps very many people in need. Your gift sustains important works of the Church that bring people closer to Jesus. This is called a stewardship appeal because being a steward of God’s gifts means that we gratefully receive material blessings and trustingly share some of them with others.
What is the money gathered in the cardinal’s appeal used for? Our contributions help to make these good things happen: we help to fund Catholic Charities, a practical network which provides through its agencies loving care to many thousands of people who are hungry, homeless, ill, lonely, confused, addicted, or at risk of believing that for them there is no God and no love; we help to educate priests to be good shepherds in the model of Jesus Christ, and do the essential work of leading worship, teaching about God, caring for souls and bodies, sustaining the heartbeat of our parish lives; we contribute to the gift of religious knowledge for all parish children, through the religious education programs and Catholic schools that try to bring Jesus to young minds and hearts to inspire and enlighten their future; we provide retirement care and support for the religious sisters and diocesan priests who worked in schools and parishes for years for practically nothing, and now need our contributions to live their final years with dignity. So please make your pledge today and watch the cardinal’s video on our parish web page www.stgregorybarbarigo.org.
APPEAL UPDATE ($92,000 GOAL ~~ 400 GIFTS)
TOTAL PLEDGES:$42,821 (144 GIFTS)
NEEDED TO REACH GOAL: $49,179 (AND 256 MORE GIFTS)