Dear Friends in Christ:
This weekend, April 18-19, I am asking Catholics in parishes across our Diocese to contribute to the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.
This national collection has been a powerful and successful expression of stewardship and unity among Catholics. Catholics from our parishes across America have given generously to offer desperately needed help to the mission Church here at home.
Dr. David J. Suley, Director of the Catholic Home Missions Appeal, tells us that this appeal is a wonderful opportunity to help fellow Catholics practice their faith in such rugged areas as Alaska, Appalachia, the Deep South, the Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest, Puerto Rico, and the island dioceses in the Pacific and Caribbean. It is one
practical way for parishes to be good stewards of God’s gifts and make a difference.
Our brothers and sisters of the Catholic Home Missions rely on this Appeal. We can strengthen the Church at home by responding generously.
Please respond generously.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Most Rev. James M. Moynihan
Bishop of Syracuse