Dear Friends in Christ,
Please accept my heartfelt thank you and appreciation for the many ways you support the Diocesan Annual Campaign. While the last 18 months have been a difficult time for our Church, I am humbled by the faithful of our Diocese who have generously supported the many ministries and programs that are funded through the Diocesan Annual Campaign.
The theme for the 2020 Diocesan Annual Campaign, Rooted in Faith, encourages us to demonstrate our love of God when we reach out in love and mercy to those in need. With our combined resources and in partnership with your local Parish, we are able to provide sacramental preparation for our youth and adults preparing to enter the Church, food for hungry families, formation education for our seminarians and permanent deacons, and a multitude of community and faith building programs.
Your support of the charitable works conducted throughout the Diocese is vitally important. I respectfully ask you to make the most generous gift you can as we become even more Rooted in Faith. Because of our pledge to being good stewards of the gifts that we have received, 93% of your gift goes to support these charitable programs. This campaign DOES NOT fund individual Parishes, provide financial support for priests on administrative leave, nor the financial settlements for survivors of clergy abuse.
It is my prayer that our work this year will continue to build on the success of our 2019 effort. I look forward to receiving your prayer requests and will remember your intentions at my daily Mass. I thank you for your continued support, prayers and faith. May God bless you and your families.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer
Bishop of Harrisburg
How You Can Donate: Joanne Bauer in our rectory office is ready to accept your pledge via cash or check. Checks are to be made payable to the parish and are to be mailed or delivered to the parish office. You can also contribute online via credit card.