The 2014 Diocesan Lenten Appeal is underway.  I received my letter from Bishop Brandt with his request for my support of the work of the Diocesan Church, and I have just responded by filling out my pledge card and turning it in.  With the theme “I have no hands but yours”, DLA provides us an opportunity to join with others and be the hands of Christ, touching the lives of so many through the ministry of the Diocese and the Parish.

Our parish goal this year is $55,000.00, of which $48,990.00 is our share of the Diocesan mission.  The letter and brochure that you will receive explains the needs and the intended funding.  I ask that you prayerfully consider participating in this year’s Appeal, and that your pledge or gift indicate an increase (if possible) this year.  If you are uncertain as to what to give, I would suggest support of $1.00  a day for the year, or a pledge of $36.50 for ten months, or a gift of $365.00.  A larger gift, if possible, is deeply appreciated.  I was not able to increase my gift, but when I filled out my card I continued my practice of a monthly gift of $100.00 over twelve months – or a gift of $1,200.00.  I have been blessed to be able to give this over the past many years.  I mention this to indicate that I share with you this mission and this dedication to the work of the Lord.  Committment Weekend will be on March 22-23 at all Masses.  Please be as generous as possible in helping us meet and surpass our goal this year.  Thanks, Father Len.

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