A Message from Bishop Scharfenberger

Dear Friends in Christ,
The Holy Spirit inspires each of us to find a deeper sense of our individual missions and then to help one another to discover them to serve each other.  The Holy Spirit helps us put things together – how can the gifts that I have and the gifts that you have come together in a rich tapestry that is shared? This is Jesus’ Church – Jesus came with a wonderful message that when we pause to listen, it is life transforming and energizing.  The ways in which we do this as community and ultimately in our roles as Christians, is to introduce others to Jesus – don’t we need this more than ever? We are fortunate to have a diocesan family to lift us together in these responsibilities.  As you contemplate your investment in this year’s Diocesan Appeal, I pray you are inspired by these small insights into the work by the Diocese on behalf of each parish. Your support of both your parish offertory and the Diocesan Appeal are the most fundamental ways to ensure the health and vitality of our entire Catholic community of 126 parishes in 14 counties, serving you in the day-to-day and milestone moments of your life.
God Bless!

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“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth.” (Traditional Invocation of the Holy Spirit drawing on the language of Psalm 104 and the creation account in Genesis.)

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