To put our faith in Jesus means we must put it into action through charity. Our parish is called to help support the Archbishop’s various charities through the ABCD campaign, with the goal of raising $289,000. 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. 32% of our goal, $92,000, goes to the formation of our future priests and deacons. 24%, $72,000, 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 lion’s share of our contributions, 44%, $125,000, goes to funding the works of mercy carried out throughout the Archdiocese: Catholic Charities, Respect Life, ministry to the elderly, food banks, etc.
Once a year, we commit ourselves to this ongoing task. Our sincere thanks to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD. You help our parish to support and strengthen these ministries and allow the Church to form new disciples. If you have not yet responded, we need you! Even a small gift makes a big difference. Ask for your envelope or make a gift on line at www.isupportabcd.org.
The Lord is generous with his gifts. Let us share with others his gifts to us.