All registered parishioners and I have received a letter from Bishop Matano asking for our support of this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). Your gifts to the CMA provide essential operating support for diocesan programs that provide direct services to both St. Rita parish and thousands of people throughout the twelve counties that comprise our Diocese.
A successful Catholic Ministries Appeal is vital to the continued health of our parish and our local Church. As our parish and Diocese are one, comprising the Body of Christ, neither can exist without the other and both need your support. We can and do make a difference.
I am asking that every family in our parish join me in support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal. Your support of this appeal ensures that our schools, faith formation, and sacramental programs remain vital sources of learning and support for the young people who will one day lead our Church. It ensures that the profound needs of the sick, the troubled and elderly are continuously met by the various offices of Catholic Charities. It ensures continuous and essential training for all those who are called to ministry within our Diocese. It ensures that our church remains a vital, faith driven community.
If you did not receive a mailing from the Diocese, information is available in the back of Church or you can go on-line to www.dor.org where you can also make your gift by credit card if you like. Be sure to indicate St. Rita Church #327.
Thank you all for what you’ve done to help make St. Rita Parish a vibrant faith community.