The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the decree of the Lord is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, all of them just. - Psalm 19
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
In the mailing that was sent to all registered parishioners last week, we received a letter from Bishop Matano asking for support of this year's Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA). Along with a video that will be shared this weekend, we now begin the annual process of requesting funds to provide for the essential operating support of diocesan programs and support services to both St. Rita parish and thousands of people throughout the twelve counties that comprise our Diocese.
A successful Catholic Ministries Appeal is vital to the continued health of our Diocesan mission and that of our local Church. As our parishes within the Diocese strive to work together for a common cause, we act as the Body of Christ. Together we can and we do make a difference.
I am asking that every family in our parish please join me in support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal. Your support of this appeal ensures that our schools, faith formation, and sacramental programs remain vital sources of learning and support for the young people who will one day lead our Church. It ensures that the needs of the sick, the troubled and elderly are met by the various offices of Catholic Charities. It ensures essential training for all those who are called to ministry within our Diocese and gives support to our seminarians who will become, by God's grace, good and holy future priests. Our combined support ensures that our church remains a vital, faith driven community. If you did not receive a mailing from the Diocese, information and donation envelopes are available in the back of Church.
You can also click here where you can make your gift by credit card if you like. There is a link to the moving CMA video which you can also view online here. Please be sure to indicate St. Rita Church #327 as your church. Thank you all for what you've done to help make St. Rita Parish a vibrant faith community. You are most appreciated!
May God bless you!