ABCD is Love translated into concrete gestures and actions by helping those in need with the means to overcome difficulties and obstacles.
In the second century, St. Irenaeus said that “the glory of God is man fully alive” (Gloria Dei vivens homo). That is what ABCD is about. By supporting the many life-changing ministries of the archdiocese, the Catholic faithful of our archdiocese want people to become more fully alive in Christ.
And we do this in so many ways — through our Catholic Charities, through our religious education programs, our Catholic schools. We do this through our support of our seminarians and priests. We do this in our marriage preparation programs; our lay ministries that form people to minister to the bereaved, the homebound, the imprisoned.
Every gift opens the door to a better tomorrow, a better life, and a more hopeful future. Even a small gift can make a big difference. Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world.
Thank you for uniting with me to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.