Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Today you will be invited to make your pledge for the Archbishop’s Charities Development Drive (ABCD) campaign. Many of you are familiar with this campaign and how we are all called as a parish to support it. If we all contribute to this effort according to our possibilities we can reach our goal of $289,000 for 2020.
And you may wonder, where does it all go? The Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive supports priestly formation, evangelization and ministry, and charitable works that include Catholic Charities and other services. According to figures received from the Archdiocese, 32% of our goal, goes to the formation of our future priests and deacons. 31%, supports evangelization and formation programs, Radio Paz, the diocesan newspapers Florida Catholic y La Voz Católica, broadcasting the Mass on TV, youth ministry, religious education, marriage and family life and college campus ministry. The balance goes to funding the works of mercy carried out throughout the Archdiocese: Catholic Charities, Respect Life, ministry to the elderly, food banks, etc.
Your contribution of $1 a day—a total of $366 this year—goes a long way to meeting the needs of so many and provides support to our future priests as well as enables us to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to our world. The Lord is generous with His gifts. Let us in turn be generous in sharing them with others, so that we may be Christ’s eyes, hands and feet to the world. God bless you!