2015 Annual Catholic Appeal — Announcement Weekend — “Called to Be Merciful”01/31/2015 - 02/01/2015
Dear Friends in Christ,
What blessings you bring to your parish and the Diocese of San Diego, as you participate in your Catholic faith through acts of faith, hope, and mercy. Your gifts make possible the work that impacts so many in our diocese: service to the poor and imprisoned, education for children in Catholic schools and training of catechists, formation of candidates for the priesthood, ministry to our youth and to young people on university campuses, preparation of couples for marriage, and support for parish development in Imperial Valley.
The theme for the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal is “Called to be Merciful.” This theme is one of compassion, hope, and love. As disciples we are called to trust in Jesus’ mercy and to seek refuge always in his love. Jesus invites us to recognize him in the poor, in those who suffer, and in those in need. In the Gospel of Matthew he reminds us: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Our participation in the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal is a tangible expression of our response to Jesus’ call to be his disciples. As we are “Called to be Merciful,” we in turn encounter God’s love when we express mercy and compassion, through stewardship, service, and sacrifice.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support as we participate in living the Church’s mission to love the Lord in those whom we serve.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Very Reverend Monsignor Steven F. Callahan
Click the play button below to watch the ACA Video, “Called to Be Merciful.”
Click here to make your 2015 ACA Pledge: https://giving.diocese-sdiego.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298
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Date(s) - 01/31/2015 - 02/01/2015
Time(s) - All Day