2014 Annual Catholic Appeal
A Message from the Bishop
Dear Friends in Christ,
Each year at this time I ask your support for the many programs and ministries that we provide for people throughout our diocese. Each year you respond generously. Your enthusiasm and commitment to helping to continue Our Lord’s work are enormously gratifying to me.
Because of your generosity, people in need of the Church’s help are feeling the healing power of faith in their lives – couples preparing to join in marriage, troubled families receiving counseling or an emergency food allotment, children exploring the mysteries of their faith, widowed and divorced persons learning to redefine and restructure their lives, Hispanic immigrants reaffirming their beliefs in an unfamiliar environment.
Since 1976 the Annual Catholic Appeal has enabled thousands of people in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to make positive changes to improve their lives. Today more than ever, there are so many people in need of our help. With confidence in your spirit of love and charity, once again I ask you to respond generously to the Annual Catholic Appeal. By putting your faith and convictions into action, we can continue the work of the many ministries supported by the Appeal.
This year’s campaign theme “Open Your Heart to Christ” is a call to action. By participating in the Appeal, you can help keep the spirit of Christ alive in those hearts that need Him most. As believers and followers of Our Lord, let us realize the true meaning of serving the least among us. Let us, once again open our hearts to Christ.
Sincerely yours in Our Lord,
Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly
Bishop of Wilmington