Dear Friends in Christ,
“As you live the passion of Christ you strengthen the Church by the witness of your faith.” St. John Paul II
As disciples of Christ, we believe that we are created to love and serve God and to share the good news of salvation with all people. Despite the hate and violence so present in our world, we need to look no farther than our diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal to see shining examples of true discipleship characterized by an unselfish desire to reach out to those in need so that they might live more fully.
The Annual Catholic Appeal, with its theme, “Disciples of Christ, Witnesses of Faith”, challenges each of us to bear witness to our faith and open our minds and hearts to bring those less fortunate closer to God’s table. To know Christ is to know His message of salvation; to love Christ is to imitate His love for all people; and to serve Christ is to manifest His teachings through acts of Christian Stewardship.
As our Diocese celebrates 150 years of service to God’s people in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, it is my prayer that you will offer your support for the spiritual and physical welfare of those in need by supporting this year’s Appeal with the most generous gift you can make. Through your participation, the needs of our brothers and sisters will be served through the numerous ministries and services supported by this campaign.
May God reward you abundantly for your goodness to all who ask for help in His name. May those whom you assist recognize Him through what you provide.
Sincerely yours in Our Lord,
Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly
Bishop of Wilmington