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Annual Catholic Appeal 2017: Live in Faith – Give in Love
Dear Parishioners and Friends of Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace,
As we prepare to launch the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you. Our Success in the past years is due to your hard work and generosity. The theme for the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is Live in Faith — Give in Love. Our theme speaks of the two theological virtues of faith and charity. They describe how we should live and how we are called to share the blessings we have received.
Faith moves us to live a life of charity, to give of ourselves in the service of others. Charity helps us to see beyond our own needs and to be attentive to the needs of others. Faith inspires us to see others as our brothers and sisters about whom we must be concerned. As Jesus said, there is no greater love in giving than in receiving. As we know, love is understood and expressed well in actions than words.
Your generosity impacted countless lives in our diocese. Your sacrifice makes greater works possible for our diocese. Therefore I am seeking your prayerful consideration of a sacrificial gift to the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. Our parish goal is $26,565. I am quite aware of the economic situation we are in today. Let us try our best. As I use to say “together we can do”. May God bless your efforts and families.
Remember that EVERY GIFT MATTERS!
A MESSAGE FROM FR. SHIJU
DIOCESAN ASSIGNED GOAL:
Number of pledges: 96
(Percentage of parishioners participating: 15.21%)