Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me? Peter answered, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.” And Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” (Jn 21:17)
Just as Jesus commissioned Simon Peter to “feed my sheep” we too are invited to awaken the shepherd within us and to minister to those in need.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is an effective way for each of us to advance the mission of Christ by feeding the hungry; sheltering the homeless; giving care to the aged, the handicapped, the addicted, and the emotionally inflicted. It helps to provide religious instruction to eager minds, sponsor wholesome activities for our youth, prepare couples for marriage, welcome the newly arrived on our shores, makes chaplains available in hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons, and enables ordained deacons to assist the priests in their service to God’s people.
For more than 35 years, the Annual Catholic Appeal has ministered to thousands of families and individuals throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Your participation enables our diocese to provide not only life’s material essentials, but spiritual and emotional assistance critical to overcoming life’s greatest struggles.
In Christ’s eyes we are all precious sheep. Yet, He wants us to become shepherds ourselves, tending especially to those in need. By giving generously to the Annual Catholic Appeal you accept the Lord’s call to “Feed My Sheep.”