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Hope Appeal 2019 about $20,000 behind; please help

One of the hallmarks of a Christian disciple is a profound sense of gratitude. It is through the eyes of discipleship that we see everything in our lives as a blessing and gift from God.

In recognition of this for the 2019 annual HOPE Appeal we have chosen the theme, “Gratitude.” Please take some time to consider prayerfully a generous gift to our diocesan church through the HOPE Appeal as an expression of your gratitude to God for all the blessings in your life.

Your generous gift helps fund education for future priests and deacons, family and youth ministry, marriage preparation, Catholic Charities, support for our Catholic schools and parishes, and many other areas of ministries and services of the Diocese of Syracuse.

Because there are so many people in need of our services, please know that 100 percent of your contributions goes toward the stated case of support as outlined at syrdio.org. Whatever gift you are able to make is greatly appreciated.

Our parish has fulfilled our part in supporting the HOPE Appeal the last several years.

Bishop Robert Cunningham has sent letters requesting your participation in this year’s Hope Appeal. Many numerous diocesan agencies are funded by this appeal. We ask you to give consideration to making a donation or pledge. Please use the envelope and form provided and mail it directly to the diocese in that envelope. By using that envelope our parish will be credited with your donation.

If you do not have an envelope or form, please use the one found in the pews and place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office.

As of June 23, we have received donations/pledges from 130 households amounting to $17,077, which is more than 45 percent of our assessment of $37,428.50.