Peter spoke: “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68

The new life of Spring reminds of us of Jesus’ rebirth through His resurrection serving as a symbol of love, hope and forgiveness.

Despite the current challenges of the Diocese as we reorganize to define the resources available to ensure that all Victim/Survivors with pending CVA litigation will receive some compensation, there is abundant and glorious evidence of the joy and life of our Catholic faith seen through the ministries and sacraments being celebrated within our Diocesan family of 126 parishes. While operations are changing, the priority remains for the Diocese to continue to serve your parish as your parish continues to serve you.

I pray we can unite not only in our work to be the Church Jesus wants us to be, but in our greater call by God to discipleship sharing the Good News!  The impact of the decline of societal priority in faith and family values is taking a toll and the answer can be found through our loving Lord and Savior. We need the courage and strength to renew our Church and be united as His disciples as we help to restore the world around us.

As we close out our Diocesan Appeal on June 30, 2023, please help us with the resources needed in this mission by supporting both your parish offertory & the Diocesan Appeal. I can confirm that all funds raised for the Diocesan Appeal are used for programs, services and ministries for parishes and not for the settlement of legal cases.

May God bless you for accompanying us on this important journey!

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger

Visit RCDA.ORG or TheEvangelist.ORG for more information on the Chapter 11 filing as well as Hope & Healing.

About The Appeal

“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.)

Your Catholic Church strives to serve its mission and your family for a lifetime of generations!

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