February 5, 2012, 12:00 AM - February 6, 2012, 12:00 AM
“Our Parish, Our Diocese, Together in Christ”— is this year’s theme for the 2012 Annual Diocesan Appeal. In the words of Bishop McGrath: “as a Church, we are connected to one another— parishioner to parishioner, family to family, parish to parish— joined as one in the Lord. We stand “Together in Christ” as a people of faith.”
Your generosity toward the Annual Diocesan Appeal will provide essential support to St. Thomas Aquinas and the other 53 parishes of our local Church. The ADA supports diocesan offices including Pastoral Services, Youth & Young Adults, and Liturgy, as well as Vocations, Missions, the Valley Catholic, and Detention Ministry, The Institute for Leadership in Ministry, Seminarians, funding for the care of Clergy, Religious and Lay Personnel, and Catholic Education.
Today is Pledge Sunday, the start of our 8 week campaign. Our parish portion of the Annual Diocesan Appeal is $120,000— 2.2% of the overall diocesan goal of $5,489,484. We are so appreciative that you share with us a heartfelt belief in the work and ministry that is made possible by your 10-month pledge or one-time gift. If you did not receive an ADA envelope in the mail, there are extra envelopes in the pews and vestibule.