Today, throughout the Archdiocese of Portland in western Oregon, every parish is asking for their parishioners’ help to assist the parish-based ministries supported by the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal.
On behalf of Archbishop Sample, I thank all of you who gave last year. I assure you that the funds you gave helped provide ministry to those who would not have been touched without your support. When you give to the Appeal, you are providing vital financial support for ministries that parishes would not otherwise be able to afford. Each of us is called to share our gifts. We must first support our home parish, and then we are asked to support our local Church, our Archdiocese. The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is an effective way to meet part of this second obligation.
On behalf of Archbishop Sample, but most especially on behalf of those who will benefit from your contributions, I thank you for your very generous contribution to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. May God bless you.