Annual Appeal Request
As Catholics, we are united through our Faith. We embrace our faith when we serve Christ and by serving the Lord means serving others. When you offer your gifts to the AAA, it allows the Archdiocese to serve those in need and provide the essential ministries and programs. Your gift impacts the lives of many within our Archdiocese.
As we know, each year through the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, our parish is assessed a percentage of our ordinary income. This assessment supports more than 65 programs, ministries and activities that impact families within our parish and neighboring parishes. This year, our parish is asked to raise a total of $50,615.00 for the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal. When we exceed our parish goal, all excess funds will be returned to us for our parish needs. Last year, our AAA exceeded with an amount of $1,197.00 which was returned back to us and was used to defray the expenses of the “Renovation of the Rectory Chapel and room used for the Baptismal Prep class”.
We ask that each of you consider what you can do to help with this important work and meet with our parish goal. I wish to personally pledge $400.00 to our parish effort, and I call upon those parishioners who can match or contribute more.
We invite you to make your pledge now. Please complete the information on the pledge envelope found in the pews. Write in your pledge amount and send it to the Archdiocese (the mailing address is found on the pledge envelope). You will receive a monthly statement from the Archdiocese that shows your pledge balance until the pledge is paid. Please mail that statement directly to the Archdiocese with your payment.
If you choose to make a one-time gift, it can be paid by cash, check or money order, or by Visa or MasterCard. Write in the gift amount and check the option box that shows your intention. If you are paying by credit card, write in the requested cardholder information and sign the form. Your original signature is required.
Your support of this AAA campaign is strong evidence of your faith and your love of the Church and your neighbors.
May God bless you for your stewardship and your generosity.
May 6, 2018
Regarding the Ascension of the Lord, the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained its celebration on the proper Thursday (May 10th, 2018). Our Metropolitan Province and all other Provinces have transferred this Solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter. This was approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and confirmed by the congregation for Bishops. Where the Ascension is transferred to Sunday, May 13, the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. May 13 is also a Mother’s Day (USA). We celebrate the Mother’s Day without diminishing the primary focus of that Sunday as the celebration of the paschal mystery.
(See ORDO 2018)
April 29, 2018
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed Dominican Father Robert F. Christian as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Bishop-designate Christian, 69, is a native of San Francisco. He entered the Dominicans at St. Albert Priory in Oakland, California, in 1970 and made his solemn profession as a Dominican in 1974. He was ordained a priest in Oakland June 4, 1976.
The appointment was announced was announced in Washington March 28 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Since 2015, he has been master of students for the Dominican's Western province. Earlier he was a college teacher, a professor and vice dean at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, and a lecturer at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone welcomed the new auxiliary bishop to his hometown, saying in a statement released by the archdiocese that the two had met while studying in Rome in the 1970s. "We are now all blessed that Bishop-elect Christian joins us to serve our priests, religious, deacons and all the people of the archdiocese," he said.
(copyright Catholic News Service)