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Catholic Stewardship Appeal Launch Weekend

February 6 & 7

 

            We at St. Gregory the Great Parish have always been a responsive, generous  faith community Not only have we taken care of our parish  but we have contributed our support to the greater Church through the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.

 

            This year’s campaign theme is “Transformed by the Spirit.”  There are numerous ministries supported by the Appeal that serve the needs of thousands of Catholics across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

 

            Our parish, along with our brothers and sisters in communities across the archdiocese, recognize the value of keeping these ministries strong and relevant.  It is only through our collective financial gifts that resources will be available to sustain them.  The Appeal provides all of us a means to demonstrate our humility, and our humanity, that is firmly rooted in the biblical concept of stewardship and in our obligation as Catholics and as disciples of Jesus Christ, to share what we have with others.

 

            With the implementation of the recommendations and pastoral priorities resulting from the Archdiocesan Synod underway and making progress, and the emergence of the archdiocese from Chapter 11 reorganization last November, our local Church is poised for a bright future.  The archbishop has said that a new Pentecost is upon us!  Now it’s up to each of us to seize this moment in time by committing our hearts, our minds . . . and our souls . . . to the Spirit of the Lord as we help move the Church forward in the years to come.

 

            Many of the priorities that came from the Synod are directly tied to ministries currently receiving Appeal support.  Ministries like liturgy and worship, evangelization, priestly and lay formation, catholic social teaching, and marriage and family services.  The impact of these life-changing ministries and so many others affect thousands of Catholics each and every year.  We need to show we support them!

 

Every registered household of St. Greg's will receive an invitation in the mail from Archbishop Jerome Listecki to make a contribution to this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  Please consider helping us to reach our Parish Goal of $38,000.  You may make your contribution through the mail or on line through the web site of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It can be a one-time gift or through a pledge that is paid in installments throughout the year.

 

Thank you to those of you who have been faithful contributors to this Appeal in the past.  We hope you will consider renewing your support this year - with an increase if possible. And for those of you who have not made a gift before, please think about doing so this year.   If you would like to view the video presentation about the Appeal, it is available on the home page of our Parish website.

 

May God bless you all, our parish of St Gregory the Great, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, that we belong to.