|Dear Friends in Christ:
As Archbishop, I see the hundreds of ways in which archdiocesan ministries and services are changing people’s lives. For example, Brandy was an unemployed graduate student. As a single mother of two, she needed to find employment. She was referred by the state to our Catholic Enrichment Center in West Louisville where she attended an 8-week life skills program. Through this program, she learned effective resume writing, job interviewing techniques, and much more. Today, Brandy is employed as an assistant program coordinator at a local school.
The Catholic Services Appeal plays an essential role in funding more than 100 ministries and services. This is work that cares for the poor and needy, promotes religious vocations, enhances our worship life, provides lifelong formation opportunities like Why Catholic?, strengthens families, addresses the needs of our increasingly diverse population, and assists our parishes and schools. It is the work that Christ has entrusted to us.
Our Catholic Services Appeal goal is $2,750,000. I invite you to join us in the work of bringing Christ to others with a gift to the 2012 Catholic Services Appeal. Your gift of $50, $100, $150 or more will mean so much to those we serve. You can make a gift or pledge to this year’s Appeal by clicking “Donate Online” or the button to the right.
Your support for the 2012 Catholic Services Appeal will ensure that we can continue to change lives by bringing Christ to all we encounter.
Prayerfully asking God’s continued blessing for you and your loved ones.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,
Archbishop Kurtz’s 2012 Catholic Services Appeal Video
PRAYER for the CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
God, Our Father,
We praise and thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.
We recognize that it is not enough to know Jesus, but we must bring Him to others through word and action.
Open the hearts of your people to support this work with a gift to the Catholic Services Appeal.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.